Thanksgiving is the best holiday. There's no pressure, no presents, it's still nice outside, and it's all about being thankful! Does a holiday get any better than that?
And, it's also a time to reflect and really think about what you have to be thankful for.
Here's my list of things to be thankful for in 2010:
- I'm thankful for my husband.
He's a great guy, very loyal and someone who I really look up to. I'd been looking for someone just like him, and I finally found him!
- I'm thankful for having the guts to start my own business.
It was a big jump...and took some serious chutzpah at times, but I did it, and it's growing and I was able to surpass my income goal by June!
- I'm thankful for my aunt and uncle.
They stood by me when things were at a very low point in my life, helped me grow to be a better person, and we have a lovely relationship now.
- I'm thankful for facing some of my biggest fears in life, being honest, and moving on.
Getting married was a big worry - having to trust someone so much after growing up in a family where you couldn't trust anyone was a big deal. But, I pushed through. And soon after being married we were arguing all the time. But we put it all on the table, scrapped it out, and I stood up for myself where before I would just let everything go. I was worried that really fighting would tear us apart...but guess what, it brought us closer together! Now we argue whenever things come up, we deal with it, and we move on in peace. It's great!
There are many other small things to be thankful for, and I really try to appreciate them on a daily basis...things like a good cup of coffee, a sunny day, a nice chat with a good friend. Those are real heart warmers that I'm exceptionally grateful for.
What about you? What are you thankful for?