It’s Monday, the week of Thanksgiving, which, once it has passed, means Christmas… Black Friday shopping I’m trying to avoid this year (but GC tells me I am doing. Um. No. If he wants it, he can do it. 😉 ), and someday I will pull the decorations out of the box and put up the tree. But first, first comes Thanksgiving, a time to remember all the blessings in our lives, and say “thanks”. So, as my tribute to Thanksgiving, I’m going to do a countdown of the top 4 things I am thankful for.
So, here goes nothing!
#4: I am thankful for my life. It hasn’t been pretty, it’s had a lot of rough patches, but, it is mine. It has shaped and molded me into the woman, mother, wife, writer I am today. The journey is not yet over, and I am looking forward to whatever else it has in store for me, good or bad, rich or poor, sickness and health. (Yeah, I know, cheesy, but that’s me too).
All the laughter, the many, many tears, and even the love that my life has brought me, is all I am thankful for. I may not be in the best of health. I may not be able to hear very well, and my eyesight is fading, too, but I have life, and I have been blessed to experience so much of it:
I have learned:
- the art of friendship. The blessing of being a friend and having them, online and off.
- the gift of loving. The blessing of giving love, being loved, and finally, loving myself.
- the process of happiness. The blessing of appreciating what life has given me instead of what life has not.
- acceptance. The blessing of learning to accept life as it is, as it was, and however it may become.