November. The month of thanks. On this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for so much in my life.
My Health – As I get older I start to realize that one day in the not so distant future I will most likely become frail and ache from time to time. I am thankful today that I still have the use of my limbs and that I can climb stairs and lift heavy things without much effort. I can still ride a bike and run. I don’t take any medications, my blood pressure and cholesterol are both under control and my general overall health is great!
My Children – First and foremost my two adult daughters are healthy. They are also smart, beautiful and successful. I am so very proud of what they have already accomplished and what they will continue to accomplish as they progress through life.
My Mom – Although dealing with my elderly mother can be trying at times (it has been a true test of patience), I am thankful she is still with me at 82 years of age. She has not had an easy life and as time goes on she is starting to become forgetful, but can still get around on her own and stays busy. I am thankful for every day she is here.
My soul mate and the love of my life – Gerry is an angel sent from above. He makes me a better person and shows me every day what the definition of love is. And even though he’s a relatively new addition to my life, he has already changed it in positive ways too numerous to count. We love deeply and completely. A true blessing not only for me, but for others as well.
My friends/colleagues – I have acquired some new connections this year for which I am extremely thankful. They have all made growing my business so worth it. The support they give me and the confidence they have in me makes me want to push forward in order to serve others as well.
My business – This year I made a decision to make what was a side business into a full time career. Yes, it’s a huge leap of faith, but having people in my life who support and motivate me helps immensely and I am excited and so looking forward to what 2014 will bring.
I am thankful that I have a roof over my head and food in the fridge. I am thankful that I have a pillow to lay my head on every night. I am thankful I can see the fall colors outside my window, smell the wood burning in the fireplace, wrap my arms around my loved ones and feel peace in my heart.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your loved ones!