Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday

It's been a bit since I have done one of these posts and right now it couldn't come at a better time. I have been struggling with having a thankful heart. Not necessarily because I don't have a lot to be thankful for, because I do, but because I see so many people around me dealing with such hardships.

I feel like everyday I hear of someone else facing some enormous obstacle or tragedy. While I can never understand why these things happen and it is useless to even try, I am finding it so disheartening.

I try to bring myself back down every night and list off what I am thankful for. Sometimes it is harder than others, but I know that I am truly blessed, even if I don't always feel that way.

I think it is good to remind myself that although some things have gotten really tough around here, I still have my health, my kids and a roof over my head.

Today, some of the things I am most thankful for are:

-The sunshine!  We don't get a whole lot of it around here and it does drastically affect my mood. Even though we are hanging out inside today because my kids are still sick, at least I get to see it out the window. :)

- My health. While I may not be the a stellar example of picture perfect health (hello 25 lb weight gain in the last year and a half!) I still am a relatively healthy person.

- Even though things are tough financially and getting even tougher the longer I stay home and choose not to work.....I am thankful that I do have the opportunity to be home with my kids right now.

-I am thankful and so appreciative of the fact that my hubby stopped off on the way home from work last night and picked me up flowers because he knew I was having a rough day.

- Family and friends. Where would I be without them? Seriously, they keep me going.

What are you thankful for?

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  1. this list was awesome...thank you for the reminders!

  2. Girl what a great list.

    I hear you about it's hard financially to be at home. It definitely is. But I truly feel that God knows y'alls hearts and He knows you are called to be a SAHM, therefore He will always provide. Hard, yes? Worth it? ABSOLUTELY!!! Keep it up girl!

  3. Before I was pregnant I gained about 20lbs in the last year also.. Totally sucks, I know how you feel.

  4. this is wonderful, ashley! you are so appreciative of the blessings in your life. i agree with you - sometimes it is so hard to see the good when everything seems to come crashing around you all at once. and then the people in your life and the love that surrounds you makes everything make a little more sense.
    it's hard to see others struggle and face hardships. and it's not like it makes you happy that they do, but it does put things into perspective. i always love coming to your blog. you are beautiful inside and out!
    wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend!!

  5. What Maria
    Yay for sunshine, good health, sexy curves, cute husbands, family and friends xoxo

  6. I love this post. So important to be thankful. Beautiful blog.

    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style & travel)

  7. I love thankful posts like this around this time of the year - it seems like most people are only thankful in November (well, they express it then anyway...) just a time to sit down and realize everything you have more than once a year is nice - thanks for the reminder! good post.