As I have had a chaotic stress filled week attempting to thrust me back into a place I refuse to sink into I have received several of these reminders to be grateful. So I started today making a mental list of all I have to be grateful for. Have you ever done that? Really just tuned everything else out and listed all the GOOD in your life? I started at the obvious places and as the list came it just kept coming. Despite being tested from a place I never ever expected it I am so blessed it is humbling.

I have a loving God who has never left me. Despite my best efforts to push Him away. Even on days my brain tries to convince me I can’t hear him He is still here. I seek to hear His voice and it is there with the very message I need. He drives the bus that is my life even when I don’t want to give Him the wheel.

I have a job that I love. That fulfills me and challenges me. Exhausts me too but that is something to grateful for too some days. A boss that builds me up and pushes me to be the leader that he sees inside me.

I have a family. So many people don’t. Even on the most challenging of days I wouldn’t trade any of them for any reason. There isn’t anything or anyone that will ever break that love. Because the bond a mother has for her family is unbreakable.

My tribe. 😢 Where would I be without my tribe? They have flanked me this year and reminded me who I am, how strong I am, and how to dance in the rain. ❤️ Listened to me when I cried, when I wanted to punch things, when I said the same things over and over again. Steadied my boat and pushed it forward.

This list just goes on. My dogs, my home, my hobbies, my travel, my counselor, having had my one true love…my blessings abound.

Be grateful. Be humbled by your blessings. Life is short. Waste not a moment on those who want to hurt you. Lift it all up to God and let Him handle it. Focus on the blessings and all will be well.

❤️ Amy

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