Have you ever noticed that when you are going through a stressful situation or dealing with your own personal demons that it is hard to see the good things you have going in your life?
Lately, I have been thinking of that because I do have a lot to be thankful for, but I have been too stressed out to see them. So I thought I would take a minute to share them, if nothing else but to remind myself that even in times of stress and heartache, there are still good things.
I am thankful for the basic things, like our home and the opportunity to work from home. I am also, of course, thankful for my family. My family and I are all very grateful to have Sweet Pea, who was born this past August. She has us all captivated, even if she is a bit cranky at times. I am thankful to have a husband who is my best friend, and I love him so much. Sometimes it hurts that he is not with us all the time, but I am thankful for the time we have.
I am thankful for my friends, for the people who have stood by me when things have been tough and have been my rocks when I was at my lowest. I have some truly special people in my life.
However, most of all, I don’t think I could have made it the past year or so without my kids and godchildren. My kids, who drive me nuts on a daily basis, have beautiful souls. They are both giving and kind. I am so proud of them, and they are truly a gift. They make me laugh. They make me want to pull my hair out, and they make me feel so alive. My godchildren are a gift as well. My goddaughter and her friendship with my daughter is what got me out of the house last year when I just wanted to hide, and it was all because she lived two doors down and made it impossible to hide from her. My godson has been a source of healing. His smile can make all that hurts go away. I am very lucky to have all these little people in my life!
I think it’s important to take a moment now and then to stop and think about what we have and not let the hard times in our life cloud our vision from seeing them. What are you thankful for? Please feel free to share in the comments below or connect with me on Facebook to share!