Want to know something about me? Like most sixteen year old girls, I hate lying in bed. It's ok if I have a comfortable mattress, a fan (or even better: air conditioner), Sprite to drink, and movies to watch all day. Actually, that seems kind of fun compared to being sick in Chad. I won't go into details. If I do, I'll start complaining.
I was reminded of a Bible verse while I was lying in bed. We had talked about it earlier in the day but I couldn't remember much of it except that it had to do with giving thanks in every situation. I was pretty sure that meant even my sweaty feverish condition. Though it took awhile, I finally whispered, "Thank you." Sometimes it doesn't seem like there's much to be thankful for, yet I can assure you, you can always find something. It's amazing what the word thanks can do.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6