As my birthday slowly comes to an end yet again, I can’t help but reflect. It sure has been a rough year, so much pain, so much tragedy. I caught myself feeling rather guilty, what did I have to complain about. I am alive and mostly healthy, my kids are safe and well taken cared of. My marriage is still intact, even after 15 years of ups and downs. I have a roof over my head and food to eat. How selfish of me to feel like something is lacking. I thought of all the people I’d lost along the way and my heart sank. How lucky I am to have each of my days, whether they be good or bad. Each one a privilege that I continuously took for granted.
I took a long look at myself and vowed that the pity party was leaving the building. It was time to appreciate just how lucky I am. So no more complaining, it’s time to give thanks for
all the blessings in my life. To truly see how lucky we are and to appreciate the little things.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to share your thanks with those that you love.