An Attitude of Gratitude

Well it’s that time of year, the time to give thanks for all of the wonderful people and things in our lives.  It’s also no secret that I’ve been experiencing a certain amount of anxiety over the past few months.  Suddenly I’m questioning the purpose of my entire life and dwelling on past regrets and shortcomings that have left me feeling less than accomplished for a woman of 32 years.  It’s not that I’m ungrateful for the things I have, but rather the feeling that I’m not really living up to my potential.  But what the heck, let’s give it a try.  Because if there’s one thing I KNOW it’s that I certainly have a lot to be grateful for this year!

I’m grateful for my husband.  He is basically the best man in the entire world.  He is my whole life and has provided me with so much motivation to live a life I love.  Marrying him is surely the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I am truly the luckiest girl in the world to get to spend my life with him.  

I’m grateful for our beautiful little home.  It’s got character, it’s just the right size, and most importantly, it feels like home.  I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.  I’m proud that we’ve made it through 2 full years of mortgage payments so far.  We are making it.

I’m grateful for my health.  I’ve been beating myself up for not being able to get to the gym or eat like I want to eat lately, but thank God I’ve been blessed with a body that won’t punish me too badly.  Eventually this time will pass and I should be in a position to get back at it without too much pain.  

I’m grateful for friends.  And I certainly have a lot of them.  I love having numerous circles and places to go and things to do and always having someone to text my random thoughts too... as if this blog was not enough ;)

I’m grateful for the things that could be.  That we have hope for the future and that tomorrow is another chance to turn it all around.  So here’s to turning it around!  The holidays are coming and I’m not going to miss out on the joy of the season!

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  1. These are wonderful things to be grateful for.

    And I completely understand the "making it" with the mortgage payment thing - it feels really good.