In the still of the night as my loved ones lay sleeping and the house sits in silence, I take a moment to myself. As I sit quietly thinking about all the things I have to do over the next couple of months, of the things I need to buy, or the things I would like for myself I realise that it is so easy to get caught up in what were doing and what we need or want that we can easily lose sight of what we have that were thankful for.
So here’s what I’m thankful for:
I’m thankful that I’m loved
I’m thankful that I can love back
I’m thankful for my daughter and my partner
I’m thankful for my family and friends
I’m thankful for the laughter and happiness in my life
I’m thankful for my health and the health of my loved ones
I’m thankful for each day I’m here
I’m thankful that I have a voice that is heard
I’m thankful I live in a country that isn’t torn apart with violence and war
I’m thankful that I have a home and a roof over my head
I’m thankful for the ability to make each day a better day
I’m thankful I can change those things I’m not happy with
I’m thankful my daughter lives in a loving and happy home
I’m thankful I have choices
A small reminder to myself when I get caught up in the doing and the need and the want. When I want new things for LMM or the house, there are those that wish they had a house to call a home, a family to show them love or a friend to make them smile.
When I’m wishing I had more time in my day, there are those that wish they had more time, that wish they had another day with those they love or that they had their health so they could share in the joy and laughter of those being left.
When I’m feeling overwhelmed with the decisions I need to make or the choices I have, there are those whose only choice is to fight to decide on living or dying not on vintage vs shabby chic.
Life is a precious gift but not all of us or so lucky with the life were given to live. xxx