I have so many reasons to be thankful.
I am thankful to be alive every day and have the opportunity to possibly experience something new, possibly help someone or possibly make a difference. I am thankful for my family that are always there for me and have continued to stay by my side, even if they don’t understand sometimes what I am going through or why I do things I do.
Thing is, I have learned people do not want to know my problems, will avoid asking, will assume their own stories instead of asking what exactly I am going through, just so they don’t have to deal with whatever it is I might be going through. Unfortunately that leads to judging me and assuming things about me that are not true.
I am thankful for my friends that stand by me, knowing I am going through things but are there to listen and just be there if I need a shoulder to cry on or just a hug to say they care. No judgments, no back stabbing, just there for me.
I am thankful I have had a good life, even through the struggles. I know I am better off than so many people and even though I may complain at times, I am living with a roof over my head, food in my tummy and able to help others if I need to.
I am thankful for my kids. They are a blessing to me more than anything and to see them grow into adults and continue on with their own lives is the best gift I have to enjoy daily.
I am thankful that God gives me a chance every day to make a difference one way or another. He has given me many talents and creativity I am learning more about every day. I just hope I am doing all I personally can with the small means I have available to make that difference.
*Beautiful picture from Pinterest