Thanksgiving. It’s probably right up there in the top two holidays in my book. Everyday I wake up grateful for something, but I look at today as a reason to revisit all my blessings.
I am grateful for my family, because as dysfunctional, annoying and intrusive they can be, I know that they also love me unconditionally and will always be on my side – no matter what.
I’m grateful for my true friends. This year has been a blessing and somewhat of a curse with my friendships. It was hard and very painful at times to see some friendships disintegrate when I entered this new chapter in my life, but it was also beyond wonderful to see my real friends step up to the plate. I am also grateful that I got to meet and develop some newer and healthier friendships. That saying that we usually throw around to describe relationships, “people are around for a reason, a season or a lifetime”, definitely applied to me this year.
I’m grateful for all my career opportunities. While it’s sometimes scary to see how different my life is now from what I thought it would have been just a few short years ago, there is no way in he** I would ever turn back. I’m grateful that even in momentary periods of doubt, I trust and believe in myself enough to go after my dreams, because to live a life not doing so would surely make me a regretful woman later on in my life. I reinvented myself and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.
I am also grateful for all my past challenges and disappointments, even the ones I am currently going through because its impossible to just erase certain parts of our past. Especially the painful ones. They have now become part of me and shaped who I am today. I make a conscious decision to give my past and future an empowering story and will look at everything that happens to me as part of the overall plan and journey of my life.
I am also grateful for all of you! Everyone who reads my blog, emails me for advise, gives me advise, wants to hear my story and share theirs with me. Thank you! I so appreciate you all.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our thanksgiving – W.T. Purkiser