This season I've decided to try to put things in perspective for myself and write down all the things I'm thankful for instead of dwelling on things I don't have.
So this year, I'm thankful for:
My health. I've had a few scares this year and I'm thankful that I am healthy.
My daughter. After 2 1/2 years, I still look at her with awe and so much love. She means the world to me.
My husband. We've had lots of ups and downs this year and despite all my flaws, some that were "secret" until recently, he still loves me. And for that, I'm VERY grateful.
My home. I have a roof over our heads. Nuf said
My job. In this economy, I am thankful for everyday I have this job. I know what a blessing it was to change jobs willingly in such a poor economy. This job gives me the freedom to have a life outside of my career.
My family. They have proven over and over that they are fully invested in our lives and in our daughter's life.
My mom. I have to single her out. She gives up 3 nights and 3 days of her time to stay at my house to watch Lexi. And she does it with no complaints of being away from my dad and things she needs to get done at her house. She has saved us SO much in the form of daycare costs...and when I was working in an office, would have dinner made when we got home. So thankful for her.
My best friend. OMG what to say about her. She's been my rock...offering a shoulder to cry on...good times...and fond memories. I've known her for 20 years and I can see us being friends well into our senior years. She is so active with Lexi and loves her tremendously. She is my sister, in every way. I love her dearly.
My friends. Both IRL and afar. The support I get from my friends has gotten me through some of my darkest moments. Whether on FB, on this blog, via email or G00gle talk, or in person...I know I can connect with them and they will understand. I wish some of you lived closer! But I'm thankful for each of you.
I know there are probably more things that I could list...but these are the top ones. I hope to look back on this post when I'm feeling down in the dumps and remember all the good things I have in my life.