Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For? I’m Thankful For…..
My little turkey legs are 32 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days old.
After Hurricane Sandy it is easy to be even more thankful about things then I was last year. My home is standing and undamaged. Me and my family are safe and sound. It’s hard to think about those who are still without homes, or God forbid lost someone they loved.
It also made me thankful for the little things that didn’t seem so little at the time. Like hot water in our showers, a light in the bathroom when I go inside at night, warmth to enjoy while I’m sleeping, no line when I go to fill up at the gas station.
What else am I thankful for?
They may make me nuts sometimes, but I try and never forget that I’m a lucky woman to have them..no matter how hard things get. They are my reason to push through the hard times and keep my head afloat.
A husband that loves and respects me
He never hurts, hits, cheats, lies. I’ve been down that road and am thankful to not be there any longer. He also can make me crazy. Damn crazy sometimes. But when push comes to shove, he’s a wonderful guy. Maybe I need to tell him that more often.
For the things that we have that some aren’t as fortunate to have
The roof over our heads, the food on our dinner table, the gifts that will be under our Christmas tree. It’s always easy to want for more, but it’s more important to appreciate what we are given.
My angels up in heaven
I know they watch over me each and every day. I may have been angry with God for a long time for stealing them away from me, but I realize now that they were never truly gone. They still live inside of me..helping me through the tough times when my spirit is weak and weary.
For my health
It may not be 150% perfect, but I’m doing as well as I can with the little annoyances that come my way. It’s nothing dire, thankfully. Great news to before the holidays. This after much worry, I got a clean bill of health. I just need to work on lowering the blood pressure a bit.
For healthy children
After having one child who was not healthy, it really shows you how easy it is to take this very important blessing in life for granted. Each and every day you should look at your kids and say, ”Praise the Lord they are healthy.” The other side of the coin is unimaginable. Health is the greatest blessing of all.
I think back to earlier this year when my Mikayla was ill and we were told she had one of two forms of cancer. We were beyond devastated. It turned out to be an over zealous doctor rushing to conclusions based on symptoms alone, but THANK GOD, it was only Mononucleosis. I think about that each and every day. I’ll be thankful for that mistake for the rest of my days.
I thank God for all of the big and the little things that help make my life what it is. And though it’s been a hard life..(a very hard one), I know God has his purpose for me. And as I continue on in my journey..one step at a time, one foot in front of the other. With every new day I’ve been realizing just what those purposes are for me. And now I’m just happy to be here.