by Hannah Alford
With only a week leading up to Thanksgiving break, the matter on many students’ minds is, stress, anxiety, and almost least of all these, being thankful. It’s not our fault, when we become centered around school and how many tests or projects we have, the emphasis on the negatives does not allow us to see how blessed we are on a daily basis. God is working through everyone we interact with on a daily basis, meaning anything can be a blessing. From something as small as getting the door held for you, or maybe something more meaningful like a friend sharing their faith with you. Both of these and anything in between are blessings. Colossians 3:15 states, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
In this time of stress and anxiety it can be hard to find peace, but the solution is simple. Find those things that you are thankful for and use them to give you comfort. God is constantly working blessings and one of the best ways to see them in your life is to just take a deep breath and think (or even write down, I do that sometimes) the blessings God has put in your life. One of my biggest these past couple weeks has been Wesley, the friends and mentors I have gained show so much support to me, it gives me so much comfort to think of their impact on my life. And then just pray, give thanks because the exam will be done in two hours, but God’s love will support you for the rest of your life.