Giving Thanks!

Illustration of a bandaged finger and the word, "Hospital."

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When I wake up in the morning, I always give thanks to God for another day, because every day is not promised to us. Be thankful for each day that you see. And it is always good to count your blessings.

Sometimes, at night, I may be too tired to say my prayers, but I do try to pray twice a week. Especially since my injuries. My face was injured recently. It was so serious, I had to have surgery as soon as possible. I went to the Washington Hospital Center. I lost so much blood and my face was cracked so much, but  didn’t even know it until I was sent to the hospital. There, I began to start praying. However, I was in so much pain and my arthritis in my back became so serious, I could not even lie on my back. I was forced to do so because of my injuries. But as I write, I still have to get major back surgery because my arthritis is starting to spread. And when I was attacked and kicked in the face for no apparent reason — that really messed me up.

I had to cancel my appointments at Howard Hospital and also my workshop classes to get into the University of the District of Columbia. But, as my father taught me: Always keep the faith and give thanks to God because you are not alone and he will always be there for you.

As I end this article, I would say this to Street Sense vendors: I hope that my healings on my face and back are successful, and I hope and pray that I can still continue my education and get back into school again.

May the power, the kingdom, and the glory be with us always. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Issues |Health, Physical|Spirituality

Region |Washington DC

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