26 November 2015

Thanksgiving Day

I have decided (not for the first time) that I spend far too much of my life focused on the problems. The money we don't have; the things that may happen; the fact that things aren't the way I want them to be; etc. I realize that I am so much luckier than many, many people and I need to lose that negative outlook. Today seems as good a day as any to start. So, here is what I'm thankful for today, in no particular order:

  1. The fact that I woke up this morning at all. We never know when our time will be over so we should be grateful for each day we get. 
  2. I'm grateful for my health. Even though I complain about my weight and aches and pains, I am in so much better shape than most people my age. I need to not take that for granted. 
  3. My home. Yes, I struggle with money and I feel like it's a losing battle sometimes. But I never thought I'd own a home so every second of struggle is worth it. 
  4. My husband. I know I bitch and moan about him, and many of the things he does drives me crazy, but the fact is he is awesome. He is perfect for me. He knows me better than anyone and loves me anyway. He puts up with all my nonsense and craziness. He is amazing. I can't imagine what my life would be like without him. And I'm very glad I don't have to. 
Okay, I'm going to stop there. I have many, many more things to be thankful for but I'm going to make myself think about them daily. No more complaining. No more worrying and stressing over things I can't control. I'm going to be thankful for what I have and find ways to make the other things better. So, with that said: 

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