Thankful For The Trials

I know we are all aware that this week is Thanksgiving week. A week to take some time to reflect and rejoice in all that you have and all that you have experienced. Let’s also take some time together to look briefly at some things in our leadership and personal journey that can all be used to help us grow and become better. It’s a matter of perspective.

Today be Thankful for the Trials. They are never fun to go through and deal with but trials are a part of life and can be used to make us wiser and better.

I also believe that the trials we go through, as a leader and as a person, are preparing us to help someone else through the same thing down the road. The trials that we go through can all be used for good if we will let them.

Learn from your trials and then be alert to the opportunities where your experiences can be used to help someone else through the trials they are going through.

Good times and bad times… All meant for your good and to be used to help someone else.

Be thankful for your trials.

It’s a matter of perspective.


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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