I am thankful

It’s been a crazy few months. I have felt a lot of stress, and I’ve yelled and cried more than normal. But I’m okay. We’re all okay. And for that, I am thankful.

When you’re in the thick of change, as things are constantly evolving and shifting, it’s hard to focus on the good that is in front of you. It’s so easy to get bogged down in the complexities.

But there is good, and sometimes I just need to spell it out, literally, to be reminded of my fortune and the beauty that is in the world around me.

my-kids

 

These kids? The ones who drive me to the brink of insanity and back. The ones who make me doubt myself as a person, doubt my abilities as a mother. The ones who have me wondering if I need to see a therapist.

I am so very, very thankful for them. They bring me joy, love and sunshine when I need it the most. I am so lucky to be their mother.

love

This guy? He’s my rock. I’ve spent 18 years of my life with him and the love grows stronger ever day. I know it’s hokey to say, but it’s true. He balances me, keeps me steady. He reigns me in when I go off the rails. He makes me laughs, to the point of tears. For him, I am thankful.

I’m thankful for my mom and sister. The last few months have been insane, trying to balance life, work and all that comes with it, but we’ve had each other through everything.

I’m thankful for my friends. The older I get, the more I cling to them.

I’m thankful for my job. I realize more and more every day how fortunate I was to have found something that is such a perfect fit for where my life is right now.

I’m thankful for blogging and the community that comes with it. I just had a conversation this morning with a friend about how the blogging arena has opened my eyes to so much about the world. I’ve been able to meet and interact with so many people, from so many different backgrounds than my own. For that I am grateful.

You. I’m thankful for you, my dear readers. For allowing me to share my thoughts and feelings in my little corner of the world.

There’s so much more –  big things, little things. I can’t possibly name them all. Nothing is insignificant. All of these things make my life better, happier.

The roof over my head. My car. Neighbors who help with carpool. Coffee. Pumpkin Bread. Health. Target. My grandparents. Books. Living in the US. Patient and loving teachers. The Internet. Food on my table.

In this season of Thanksgiving, I hope you can set aside your stress, your worries and concerns, just for a moment. I hope you are surrounded by those you love and who love you in return.

Many blessings to you and yours.

 

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