Do you ever just take time to be thankful?
Or just spend time thinking about the things you’re grateful for, those things that you have and don’t deserve?
I know you’re probably thinking – where is this coming from?
Honestly, I’m not exactly sure, but I was reminded in a few ways yesterday that I am blessed beyond what I ever imagined.
No, we are not millionaires (or close to it!); we don’t have crazy cars, a huge house, a second bathroom…but I have so much to be thankful for.
I am healthy, despite what my family history seems to say.
I have, quite possibly, the most amazing family (on both sides) and was reminded of just how much I love them and need them in my life. I would not be who I am without them, period.
I have a job in this crazy economy.
I’m wearing my favorite “I Love Lucy” dress (with pockets!!!) today and feel fabulous.
Please excuse the classy bathroom picture :) I’m trying to stretch out my summer dress wearing days while the weather is still nice.
Maybe this is all coming because Nick and I are facing some changes in the next few months.
You see, Nick is defending his dissertation a week from Friday – that’s right…he’ll be Dr. Nick soon :)
And the next few months and years are kind of up in the air for us right now. Work…more school…who knows. It is extremely exciting, and a bit scary.
I am so, so proud of him, though, and I know he is ready to be done and move on to the next phase in our lives. We’re just not exactly sure what that is yet. And that is okay.
I guess I’ve just been focusing on what we have and trying not to worry about the unknown right now.
It’s so easy to focus on the negative things in life and get bogged down…but we all have so many good things happening every day! I don’t want to think about the things I don’t have or wish I had … I want to be happy and content with what I have been given and cherish those things and not take anything for granted.
What about you?
What is making you happy today?
What are you thankful for?