I’m thankful for my dad. As many of you know I didn’t grow up with my dad. My parents were married and divorced by the time I was 7. I didn’t have a relationship with my dad until I became an adult. It took some work to get to where we are now. And I must say it was worth it. I remember growing up and my mom would comment about how much like my dad I was. My dad and I have love sports, cooking and being around family and friends. One thing about my dad and I is that we don’t care about fashion. I’m glad that my kids get to have a relationship with my children. I’m blessed to be able to pick up the phone and call my dad and laugh with him. I’m thankful that we have a great relationship.
I’m thankful for my WordPress family. What would I do without my WordPress community? I’m thankful for the encouraging words, love, and support that you have shown me. This love and encouragement have made it easier for me to tell my story and the things that I’m going through. I have always loved to read and write. And now that I have a community that shows me nothing but love, well how can you not be thankful for that. Please keep supporting me, encouraging me, commenting, and showing me love. You don’t know how much I appreciate it.
I’m thankful for being a mom. Motherhood is no walk in the park. But I’m thankful that God has seen fit for me to be able to have 3 kids. All my kids are different in their own way. But they are the best. Having children has given me joy, patience, and unconditional love. I’m thankful for all the mistakes that I’ve made being a mother. I don’t know who I would be if I didn’t have children. My kids have taught me lessons that I will carry forever. My children have made me a better person and mother. I’m very grateful for my children.
I’m thankful for my marriage. Marriage has taught me so much about myself. For one I’m a super giver. I’ve always been a giver and it has only increased in my life. I have learned to support and encourage like never before. Marriage is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of time and dedication. Marriage can either make you or break you. I’m so thankful for my marriage. It hasn’t always been easy but the work that we have put into it makes it so worth it. I’m glad that God found me worthy to be someone’s helpmate. I’m thankful for 9 years of marriage.
I’m thankful for the good and the bad days that I have. I know that we all have good and bad days but I don’t think that we appreciate them as we should. The bad days knock us down hard and we complain and even get mad. But if you always had good days you wouldn’t grow. Bad days are lessons for us to learn from. We’re not going to be right all the time. We’re not going to be happy all the time. The bad days make us stronger. I’m thankful for the good as well as the bad.
I’m thankful for the power to say no. I had a really hard time saying no to people and things. I wanted to help everyone with everything. People could count on me for whatever they needed. But in the mist of me always being there go to person I never had a go to person. Then I realized that I hardly ever said no to people. And why? Well because if I could help then I wanted to help. But in my transitions of understanding me I had to learn to say no. I needed to protect my peace, joy and understand who was really for me. I’m thankful for learning to say no, because it has taught me things I would have never learned.
I’m thankful for my co-workers. Yesterday was the last day of my job. It was bittersweet. But the love that I received from my co-workers said it all. I have always just been me no matter where I go. And I’ve been told that I’m a joy to be around and I can light up the room with my smile. Yesterday I needed to close that chapter in my life, but the words and prayers that I received yesterday told me everything that I need to know. Continue to be yourself and be the light that people need to see. I’m thankful for the laughs, the tears and all the ups and downs that we have been through. I’m thankful to know and work with such great people. I can honestly say that I will never forget my co-workers. They have added something special to my life. I’m thankful for such genuine people.
I’m thankful that I’m using my voice for the better. Writing is my voice to share with you. I’m not the best writer but I have a story to share. Plus writing helps me with my thoughts and is therapy for me. I’m thankful that God has allowed me to be creative and do what I love. I’m currently writing a book and I’m thankful for that.
I’m thankful for the changes that I’m going through. Right now I’m hurt regarding what has been done to me. I could lash out and be mean and rude. But I choose not to. I know things that I shouldn’t and it hurts when you think that people genuinely cared about you and it turns out that they could care less. To have people lie and not be honest. But I’m healing and releasing my pain in healthy ways. There was a time where I would lash out in unhealthy ways. I learn to pray for people who do me wrong . I’m thankful for these lessons and how I’m growing as a person. I’m thankful for the hard and easy lessons. Thank you.
I’m thankful for my friends. I have a small circle of friends and that’s okay with me. I don’t need a ton of friends because I don’t need the complication. I’m thankful for there listening ear, laughs, and prayers. Friends are hard to find. True friends are hard to find and my small group is amazing. I’m thankful for the bond that we have and how we are growing together. There is nothing like friendship.