Today I woke up and felt thankful for everything I have in my life. I am thankful for my comfortable bed, my home and the fact that I am secure. I don’t have to worry about being homeless or hungry. I lack nothing when it comes to comfort and love. I am blessed with a wonderful husband and a beautiful little girl. I have amazing parents who have always supported me and loved me unconditionally. I have wonderful siblings and in-laws that love me. I also have a very tight relationship with my extended family. That includes my aunts, uncles and cousins. Who needs friends when I have such an abundance of love within my family? Well, I do. I always have. Friends are an important part of my life. I am lucky enough to be blessed with friends who care for me. That’s a bonus!
This all stems from just having a birthday and feeling a little blue about turning a year older. It’s true that I’m not where I should be physically. I’ve gained a lot of weight since having my daughter. I also don’t feel like I’ve found complete fulfillment, but who has?
The first text I got early on my birthday was from my sister. She suggested that I list fortysomething things that I am grateful for. The fortysomething is my age. You can keep guessing! I’m not telling! I thought that was ridiculous! It also highlights just how old I am. Then I thought about it and decided my sister was right, as usual….how annoying! It’s easy to find fault in everything in life. Perhaps for someone like myself that’s just what we are programmed to do naturally. The more difficult task is to see past all that is “wrong” and look at what’s “right”.
We all have things that we may want to change. It’s easy to focus on that. I am consciously choosing to focus on what’s right. It may not be in my nature but it sure beats feeling blue. Plus, with every hardship comes ease.
I’m thankful to have a chance at another year of life. I’m grateful for all that God has given me. I plan on making the best out of my life and reaching for the stars! I will continue to make goals and try to achieve them. I will make mistakes and learn from them. I will replace every negative thought with a positive thought. I hope you do the same.
Finally, I’m thankful that you are reading my blog!