I was having some discouraging days this week, and I was feeling like I was becoming Eeyore. Luckily, I have a super supportive family and an amazing, loving Savior. My mom surprised me by sending beautiful flowers to my dorm, and it brightened my room, spirit, and week! After receiving blessings and encouragement in the form of flowers, I was reminded of the sentiment of paying-it-forward. I was inspired to help those around me, and by helping others around my mood and outlook continued to improve. I was also reminded of something my pastor had said a few weeks ago–”We are blessed [by God] to be a blessing.” God gives us blessings not to hold onto ourselves, but to share with those around us. God is definitely working on my heart and in my life, and my prayer is that I can be a blessing to those around me.
“God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us–Selah. That Your way may be known on the earth. Your salvation among all the nations.” Psalm 67:1-2