Isn’t it funny how we pack all our thanks and gratitude into one elastic- waistband sized day?
What’s up with that?
Just doesn’t make sense really. We really should be grateful every day.
I’m not saying you should skip around your house composing homages to your hardwood floor or Jacuzzi tub.
I’m saying pick ONE thing and say thanks. Maybe the sun’s shining (and in Ohio in November, THAT is a blessing). Maybe your kids didn’t argue while getting ready for school (still waiting on that one myself). It could be the tiniest thing that can possibly think of- but be thankful anyway.
I’m not fire and brimstone. But I am a firm believer that the Good Lord takes away what and who we are NOT thankful for. I call it cosmic reckoning.
So, tomorrow, when you wake up, commit to yourself that you’ll be grateful for one thing that day. Even if it’s the crappiest day ever, find one small shred of gratitude at the end.
And then wake up and do it again.
When I practice gratitude, I am more calm.
When I practice gratitude, I am less stressed.
When I practice gratitude, my customers enjoy being around me.
When I practice gratitude, I like myself even more.
When I practice gratitude, my children and husband appreciate me.
So not only today, but every day I am thankful for the following:
You, my readers
I’ve been writing for over 5 years now, and some of you have been with me from the beginning. Thank you. Some of you have just joined me. Thank you. No matter what, you read what I write. To know you give up some of your precious time to spend a few minutes in my world- priceless. I never forget it and am forever grateful.
If anyone ever deserved an award, it’s him. To live with a self-proclaimed Insurance Goddess is no easy feat. Robert is such a GOOD man (although he does tend to drink a little more than he used to). Man, I must have done something amazing in a past life to end up with him. He puts up with me & my craziness, absentmindedness, complete lack of common sense and just the sheer insanity of my warped (albeit creative) brain.. Dude, you rock.
I now know why some animals eat their young 😉 Seriously though, my kids are the best thing I ever did. Their presence in my lives is beyond compare. I can’t imagine life without them and as mentioned above, says thanks everyday, so hopefully I never do.
Best role models ever. Every good thing I know is from them. The value of hard work, helping your community, being kind, taking responsibility and 800 other things to numerous to mention- it’s all them. You did good folks 😉
Dad got me into the industry, and it’s the people who keep me there. My industry colleagues, both online and offline, as well as the best staff anywhere, makes my work much more enjoyable. My customers are pretty top notch too. Several I call my friends- which is a happy accident. I’m pretty damn lucky. I just have to keep reminding myself every once in a while.
It’s crazy, it’s busy, but I’m alive, healthy, with a roof over my head and food on my table. It really can be that simple, can’t it?