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This will be a quick post about my gratitude. My mindset right now feels somewhat like it usually does this time of year. I flip flop between enjoying the festivities of the season and feeling overwhelmed by too much to do. It’s a delicate balance. I’ve given myself permission to not run around like a crazy person this holiday season. Yes, I have given myself permission for this, but it doesn’t mean I don’t feel some guilt because when I stop and take a look there is still so much to get done! All in good time. Deep breath.

I often whip myself into a frenzy thinking about all this stuff I should be doing, stuff I’ve already done, but it’s back to being a big mess again, stuff I never get to, projects I don’t have time for but I want to do anyway. You know, the usual. Really, I should be counting my blessings. I’ll do that now.

Thank you family. Especially my husband, who knows I came with my own brand of crazy and he loves me anyway. I am thankful for my kids. They never cease to amaze me as I watch them grow into responsible, kind, young adult humans.

I am thankful for my sister. We all need someone who we can text or call, day or night, and share the weird, the funny, the boring, the exciting, the depressing, whatever.

I am thankful for all the other wonderful humans that are my family. I won’t go into all that it means to me to be a woman with “people” in my life who care, encourage, support, show up. It means so much to me. I am truly blessed. Thank you.

What would I do without this house we call a home? It is flawed but beautiful. We all need a little corner of the world to call ours and this is our wonderful corner. It helps to be in an awesome city with nice weather. That is certainly a perk.

We enjoyed another year in good health. I don’t mean to sound sappy, but this is everything. I’m feeling nervous to even put it in words, in case it goes away.

I am thankful for this blog and the opportunity it holds. I think I can actually turn it into something good. If you build it, they will come, eventually.

There is much for to be thankful and grateful for. Just writing this list has been an exercise in mental yoga and personal realignment for me this morning. What are you thankful for?

One thought on “Shake It Off

  1. Jazmine Kongmuang says:

    Living with gratitude is SO powerful. Love this post. A good reminder to everyone. I am mostly grateful for my life, which has given me the amazing opportunity to be the wife, sister, friend and woman I am today. So grateful I have the husband, brother, sister and friends that I do.

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