Before you slam the door on 2020, I want you to look back enough to count your blessings. The Bible clearly tells us to keep our eyes focused on “the good things” and to give thanks in all things. This also applies to 2020.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
We’re all ready to leave 2020 behind. But I also know that there are blessings to be thankful for. What helped me to get through 2020 was simply concentrating on all the blessings and “the good things” along the way rather than dwelling on fear and defeat. I also did this throughout my cancer journey.
So, I’ll start with my blessings and the good things I experienced in 2020:
- I launched “Unleash Your God-Given Healing” during the pandemic. The book has opened up many doors not only for cancer patients, but also for those trying to build their immune systems to prevent COVID-19 and its serious manifestations.
- I’ve been interviewed on CBN’s Healthy Living Show, CTN’s Homekeepers, Atlanta Live, and CRU’s Making Your Life Count Nationwide Radio Spots, etc.
- Austin Tuscano Brant, our grandson, was born during the pandemic healthy and strong.
- As of December 31, 2020, none of our family members have contracted COVID-19 and all of us have kept our jobs and income.
- Alton and I celebrated 45 years of marriage—yes, even after being together more this year than ever! He still tells me he’s crazy about me.
Here’s the challenge. Can you also name five blessings from 2020? It’s good for your health to dwell on the good and not all the bad things that happened during this year. It promotes healing in your body and lifts your spirits.
Once you do this, you have my permission to slam the door on 2020! The poem on the featured image was written my Sydney Brant, my daughter-in-law.
For Your Health,
Ginny Dent Brant is a counselor, educator, speaker, and wellness advocate. Her recent book, “Unleash Your God-Given Healing: Eight Steps to Prevent and Survive Cancer,” was written after her journey with an aggressive breast cancer. Written with commentary and a foreword from an oncologist and medical researcher, her book won a Golden Scrolls Award and was featured on many media outlets including CBN News. Ginny has a cancer prevention and wellness blog at www.ginnybrant.com.