Be thankful

Even though I am in a not so happy space right at this moment, I realize that I have a lot to be thankful for…

We all too often forget what we have and we focus on what we do not have. Its like we are completely blinded by what we want or feel we are lacking in our lives that we don’t take even a minute to look at what we do have.

And on that note, I have compiled a list of things that I am thankful for.
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I am thankful for:
1.Having a job
2.Spike ( My Chihuahua )
3.A relatively healthy body
4.The talent to be able to write
5.The night and not being afraid of it anymore
6.My family
7.My incredibly supportive friends
8.Food in my fridge (Even if it is 2 eggs, an almost empty jar of jam and tomato sauce
9.An place that I can come home to
10.The ability to see the good in everyone
11.My mind, the quest for knowledge. It keeps me sane
12.knitting
13.Peanut butter
14.Good coffee
15.Long eyelashes
16.Music
17.Some money in the bank
18.Bookshelves full of books I love
19.Running water and electricity
20.My ability to pick myself up and move on with life
21.My daughters
22.My grandson
23.Clothes
24.A voice. I use it to sing badly and that makes me happy
25.Heartbreak. It hurts like a bitch but it shows you that you haven’t become completely numb
26.Animals. They make me happy
27.A pretty awesome childhood
28.My physical and emotional strength that I apparently have
29.Thunderstorms
30.Lastly, I am thankful and truly blessed to be alive. To live, eat, breathe and all that goes with being alive. There were many instances where I did not want to be alive anymore. Where the my world was such a black place that I couldn’t see myself ever making it. That is in my past now and I am eternally grateful to everyone who helped me get through those times in my life. For the people who loved me when I wasn’t very lovable, for the people who kept me sane, who held me when I cried, who prayed for me non-stop and who never left my side. I can never put in words just how much that meant to me.

So that is my list. There are so many more things that I can say I am thankful for. Like, craft beer with olives, seeing a Carolina wren, the smell of vanilla and freshly cut grass. Red wine and good company. Lightning and thunderstorms. Chocolate covered gummy bears, rice pudding and Oreo’s. The smile of a stranger. A hug that last longer than you expected. The memories of someone who you love. Ice cold water when you are dying of thirst. The sunset from my balcony. Bubbles and bumble bee’s.

Don’t ever forget to look back on your life and see the things that make you happy and that you are blessed to have in your life. Don’t let the shit storm take away from what is yours. Keep being thankful, humble and never take anything or anyone for granted…people leave. Sometimes they leave you suddenly, unexpectedly and broken. Other times they gradually just fade away…

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