Erinn Karpovck
About the Author

Erinn Karpovck is a writer in the beach town of St. Petersburg, Florida. She serves as the director of communications for a large nonprofit and spends her free time sharing thoughts on her blog, keeping her yellow Lab, Chapman, out of trouble, and completing her next book.

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  1. Amen! Thank you for this reminder. Even though I am in a chapter of life that I never expected or wanted, God has blessed us with many, many acts of kindness and goodness from His people, and I know that His plan is for our ultimate good. Lord, give me eyes to see and recognize Your goodness every day.

  2. Amen. The badness around us highlights the not just goodness but greatness of our God & our deep need of Him! Blessings (((0)))

  3. It’s amazing how different our hearts see things when we look through a lens of gratitude. Thank you for sharing with us.

  4. So thankful to my friend, who pens these words so beautifully! I pray these words hit many hearts and they see the deeper love of the Father.

  5. Erin,

    You have to take the good with the bad. I prayed for a full-time job as I was working part-time. Suddenly God gave me a full time job one written just for me. At first I loved it. Then last Fall the job duties changed suddenly. No longer was I doing clerical work, but stocking 28 ICU rooms. My attitude went down hill fast. I was upset & depressed. It took a long time but soon my perspective changed & I saw the good in the job. I get a 3-day weekend each week. Plus all overtime I need. All that was needed was a shift in perspective.

    God sprinkles His goodness into everything. We just have to be on the look out for it.

    Blessings 🙂

  6. I really appreciated this post, as I have mixed feelings about many parts of my life. I tend toward negative thinking, and have felt guilty in the past for “not being grateful enough”. I grew up around a kind of spiritual toxic positivity and perfectionism. As an adult, I’ve learned that it’s OK, and sometimes even important, to acknowledge past difficulties without gaslighting myself. But I’m also learning to see and look for God’s mercies that seem to coexist with pain. Your post helped encourage me to do that with my past as well.