Thankful. It’s something I think about every year around this time and often write about on this blog. Whaat I’m thankful for, who I’m thankful for and why I am thankful for those things. Not because I’m not thankful throughout the rest of the year but because it’s a great time to reflect on what this past year has brought. It would be easy for me to be pissed off right now, to not be thankful for a single damn thing this year, which if you follow me on social media you would understand why I would feel this way.
But the thing is, I don’t want to be upset around this time of year. I want to focus and reflect on the things I am truly thankful instead of all the things that have gone wrong. So I’m going to share with you the things I am thankful for this year.
Things I’m thankful for….
My marriage, first and foremost. I never thought that I would have found someone who would be supportive, kind and understanding even when I am at my worst but I did and for that I am thankful.
My children. They truly make me a better person and inspire me daily. From the courage and strength my son demonstrated through breaking his arm and Avery’s infectious, high-spirited personality, when I look at my children I feel as though I’m doing something right.
My home. It’s still a work in progress but it makes me happy to walk into and see all the amazing things we have done to transform it into something we would love and in a neighborhood that feels safe.
Our health. We have thankfully made it through this year without any major illnesses including the dreaded C word. This is something I am incredibly grateful for knowing that my family is healthy.
The future. I know that things will get better. Even through two miscarriages this year I am still hopeful and excited for the future. I know that my children will just continue to grow and become incredible humans, my career is tolerable (as tolerable as it can be in healthcare right now) and my family and friends all seem to be genuinely happy. So yes, I’m thankful for what the future can bring to me next year.
Tell me something that you are grateful for this year in the comments.