Every day I find ways to celebrate life but today I celebrate life for it is the anniversary of yet another amazing gift God graciously handed me! I celebrate with a passion that I hadn’t fully discovered prior to two years ago, today. I was happy but hadn’t considered how limited my time here is and like most, I don’t know when it will end.

At the point I had the most peace in my life, I found out that I had a brain aneurysm and with more tests my neurosurgeon found yet another. (You can bring about life saving discovery if you pay attention to what your body is telling you so pay attention.) I was afraid to go through with the brain surgery because of the risk and location of the aneurysms and I wasn’t ready to leave the people I love although I knew the choice wasn’t mine. I put it in God’s hands and He told me to get it done immediately. Without hesitation, I scheduled the surgery a few days later, telling only one handful of people. I didn’t want anyone to worry. The night before my surgery, I prepared with prayer. I wasn’t afraid because I didn’t have any regrets or fear but I wasn’t finished here. It was difficult to imagine the possibility of leaving those I love, although inevitable.

The next afternoon, after an extensive surgery, my eyes fluttered open. I was grateful for this continued gift of life. I took a deep breath and whispered, “Thank you God, I have so much more to do.” The scar I carry is my scar of inspiration and faith as I was inspired by God to trust Him and have faith. It’s a reminder to live and not merely exist. We don’t always get a second chance at life and leave many, many things unspoken and undone. Embrace life and make a valiant go at it every single day. Share authentic love and positivity. Find peaceful resolutions and have faith, as it will alleviate your stress if you believe. There is so much you can do to help others live a better life, so share what you can, give them what you’ve needed. Be present in life as it can be gone with or without warning.

Thank you for taking my journey with me by reading and sharing my pieces of inspiration. They are meant to give you what they’ve given me: faith, passion and words that bring about change. Thank you God for every single day! I am grateful.

With Love,


20 thoughts on “Thank You God For This And Every Day

  1. Marala, you share this moment in your recent book vividly and with deep faith, grace, and gratitude! You’re an inspiration! Wishing you all the best that life can offer!

  2. Reblogged this on Kathleenjanzanderson and commented:
    After reading Marala Scott’s stunning book In Our House it’s inspiring to see how her faith and trust in God continues to lead her life. She says regarding her surgery: “You can bring about life saving discovery if you pay attention to what your body is telling you so pay attention.” Reading this during a life-changing time in my life is surreal.

  3. Such a wonderful story, with the perfect ending to a new begining. Thank you for
    Sharing it. God bless you & yours xo

  4. You are a true blessing! Thank you for sharing your inspiration! Happy Anniversary!

  5. You have helped me open my eyes and see the blessings God has surrounded me with. One of those blessings being your daily inspiration. God bless!

  6. Happy Anniversary Marala! Through you, I have bettered my relationship with God. Thank you.

  7. You make my life better each day with your inspiration. Happy Anniversary! God is great!

  8. Marala, this is exceedingly inspirational! God is great! Have a wonderful anniversary, you deserve it!

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