I’ve been planning to link up with Ashley from After Nine to Five, since the moment I heard about it. I had a post started since last week. But today, when I saw on twitter that today was indeed the day, I wanted a different post than the one I had started.
So…I ran my errands this morning, came home to see the tweet about the link up and anticipated to just whip a post out in 30 minutes, and be done for the day. That isn’t how it happened. The post was on my mind and weighted on my heart – but there weren’ any words. None.
5 hours of thought, but no post.
Until this moment.
I was searching for all those unique little things that I don’t give enough thought to – but the truth is, what I’m the most grateful are the things that surround me every single day. the things that I do blog about sometimes too much, the things that my life is so dependent on and that’s completely OK, and they are things that are worthy of being grateful and thankful for.
They are the things that I am thankful for all year around.
The holiday seasons make us realize a little bit more about how blessed we are.
We have that urge to make that effort, give a little extra to the less fortunate, and embrace what we have. And the truth is, when planning this post in my head this afternoon with many breaks trying to just let it come to me, starting a a couple art pieces – I was looking for too much.
This time of year, I’m still just as grateful and so thankful for how blessed I am, as I am the rest of the year. What am I so blessed with? What am I so thankful for – now and all of the days of year?
Lets start about the evident but something I take for granted every day. Standing here today, experiencing this beautiful life, even though it isn’t always easy – I could have not been here, and to me that’s a lot worse. I don’t know what
life would have been like without surviving, but I’m so grateful I am here. Read more here.
Ryan. I brag about this handsome, lovely husband of mine, a lot, but there is so much to be thankful for when it comes to this man. He makes me laugh & smile are the worst days, he’s my safe place to land when the rest of the world is so scary, and I love this man more than anything else in this world. For him, I am blessed, I’m the lucky one.
Our marriage. I am so thankful. Marriage hasn’t always been easy for Ryan and I. Our first year was so hard, even after dating for 3.5years, and this year we have been so blessed. We have experienced this unfailing appreciation for one another, a love deeper than I ever once thought was possible.
The wonderful people that surround our life. Our family. Our friends. All of those readers of our blog. Those people that love us and care about us. Making this life a little bit easier, when times get tough. We have so many to be thankful for.
Thankful for Five healthy fur-babies. The five personalities that love us unconditionally, making us laugh (or scream). The fabulous-five that tend to come in the moments that we need them, because they sense it, and sometimes not the best timing – but never stop coming back with their innocent unconditional love in simple trade for tummy rubs and cuddles.
There are so many things to be thankful for in this beautiful life,
because although when times get hard, it isn’t always easy to see,
but we are truly, blessed.