With Thanksgiving upon us, I’ve been thinking of all the many things I am thankful for. It has been so easy for me to take things for granted in the past. Lately I’ve had a shift in my thinking. I realize I am lucky in so many ways.
Everyday I am a little bit sad. Not all day, but everyday. Everyday, at least once I tell myself “everything is okay” and that normally comes with a deep breath. Kevin once asked me what was wrong when I took a deep breath, and I told him it kept me from crying. I am thankful for that deep breath and the power it has. I am thankful for Kevin who cares what is wrong with me. I am thankful for whatever it is inside of me that allows me to tell myself “everything is okay.” I am thankful for friends and family who continue to be concerned about me. I am thankful that they are equally concerned about Kevin. I am thankful that Kevin and I believe that we have no control, and we are in good hands. God takes care of us and has shown that in the past six weeks. I am thankful I am healthy.
I am thankful that I am happy more than I am sad.
I am thankful for the fire that burns in my fireplace tonight. I am thankful for the dog that lays in front of it. I am thankful for the home Kevin and I have built together. Although I want our new home, I am thankful to have this home and all of its memories.
I am thankful for my friends and family that share in laughs, frustrations, and interests. I am thankful that I can talk to them on the phone everyday, and be there for them as they are for me. You know who you are.
I am thankful Kevin and I have good jobs, and even more thankful for days off. I am thankful that our jobs provide us the ability to pay bills and eat great food. (And buy clothes, and shoes, and makeup…)
I am thankful for Kevin, but you all know that. I love him.
I am thankful for my photographer.
I am thankful that I could go on and on about the things I am thankful for….
Thanks for reading!