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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