Friday, December 2, 2011

"Thank you" Two simple words that can make someone's day!

So much to be thankful for!  We just finished the Thanksgiving holidays and it's that time of year that I think about all my blessings and what I'm truly thankful for.  Thought I'd take some time to reflect upon this in this post.

What am I thankful for?

My Christianity:  God has been appearing in my life more and more lately and I'm so grateful for the big things and small things that he's brought me.  I'm thankful that I have someone to go to in order to help with those amazing challenges I have and also to help me through the day to day little challenges that life brings.  I"m very grateful that God is around me every day and so very happy that I have such a great relationship with Him!

My family:  I was able to spend with week with my amazing sister, several days with my brother, sister-in-law and nieces, and time with my mom and step dad.  While we have our little differences, I'm still appreciative of those differences and grateful that I'm their daughter, sister, and aunt to these precious people.  I know that I've allowed my job and all the challenges that has brought this year to take precedent over my family and friends and as a result, I do feel like I've become a little more distant to them.  I haven't kept up with them as much as I should and as a result, I feel a little guilty that I'm not as involved and appreciative as I should be.  I think that we all take our sweet mother for granted, and sometimes don't think we show our appreciation for her enough.  Mom, I love you and greatly appreciate you for all you do.  I want to learn from you and continue carrying out all the things that make you so wonderfully you!  I'm very blessed to have you in my life!

My friends:  I'm so thankful for my sweet friends. Five years ago this week I joined my company and decided that Bonnie would be my friend.  I'm so thankful that she agreed.  It's been a fun five years and I can only hope that we continue to enjoy many adventures...both here and away (and I hope that Bon Jovi makes another album so we can travel all over the US again!)  Love ya Bon!

My new job:  Before Thanksgiving I was offered a new position within the company.  I'm hopeful that I will be able to start after the first of the year...but the jury is still out on the exact date.  I have to trust that the right thing will happen and that God will help get me through this stressful time of trying to stay engaged in work and leave on good terms by giving them everything they need to carry on.

So many things to be grateful blessed.  In the stressful moments of my day, I need to do a better job at remembering these simple things.

Thought for the day:  God gave you 86,400 seconds today...did you use one to say "thank you."?

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