Dear God, Thanks
I’ve written many letters here on AweLuv but I haven’t written one to the ONE who deserves it the most. Until now.
It’s me, Luvvie. I just wanted to say that I’m thankful for everything. I look around at all my blessings and I take credit for none of it. I’m not that powerful. It’s ALL You. You set my life’s theme to be LOVE before my mother even named me that and everyday, something or someone around me epitomizes it.
I’m thankful for those You’ve placed around me, who push me to be better. Those who see bigger things for me than I see for myself. Those who appreciate me when I’ve taken myself for granted. Those who “in the world of smoke and ashes… are milk and honey” (word to India.Arie).
I thank you for the gift of writing, because although I missed the “good sense” line, You gave my pen a special touch so when it hits paper, something good happens. And of course, my natural gift of roast (not sure if You wanna take credit for that, but I’mo give the glory to you anyway. I won’t be surprised if the Lord just gave me the side-eye o_O talmbout “Umm… that foolery is all yours. No thanks.”)
I know I visit Bedside Baptist and Pillow Pentecostal way too often on the Sabbath, but do know that You are important to me. When I say my prayers at night, sometimes I fall asleep before I get to “AMEN”. This is shameful of me. I’m sorry. *hangs head in shame*
I be tired and sleep just dropkicks me I will do better. I may not know your WORD verbatim but I try to live the best life I know how. I treat folks well, I love my neighbor as my friend (apart from the ones that make that gross-smelling food and… You know what? Never mind), and I try not to covet anything that isn’t mine (apart from fabulous shoes. Those I covet often. I hope that isn’t too bad. I loves shoes).
I also give thanks for the pain. Life’s curriculum has been Advanced Placement and I haven’t always passed and gotten credit. I also haven’t failed either, even when I didn’t study. But it’s taught me much and I’ve taken away lessons I hold dear to me from it all. I am who I am for them. Flawed, but learning and growing. See, God? Sinners have souls too (c) Color Purple.
So this is all to say I’m thankful for today and everyday. For my blessings. For my LOVES. For my passion for life. For a light heart. For joy. For him. For her. For them. Just… thank You.
Yours in gratefulness,
LUVvie (Love life)
P.S. Please CC Jesus. I tried to G-Chat Him but it said He was busy. And his Voicemail box was full too. Maybe he’s tryna save Black folks’ souls from BET *shrugs*
“My imperfections & failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes & my talents & I lay them both at his feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi
I lay my burdens at His feet.