Tuesday, November 22, 2011
"I Feel Much Better Now... Much Clearer." Does Anyone Even Remember Terminator 2?
I found my last blog to be quite cathartic. Sometimes, I don’t need answers, I just need to put out to the Universe what my frustrations are. I felt so much better afterwards.
After he read it, my dad suggested that I write a blog in a similar fashion, but instead, outlining all of the things that I am grateful for. Given the nature of this week and the overwhelming thankfulness that I do feel, I thought I would take his suggestion. After all, just like being mad, being grateful doesn’t always require explanations.
I am grateful.
I am grateful to be so close to my family.
I am grateful that my brother has found happiness.
I am grateful that my nephew is so smart and beautiful.
I am grateful to have health insurance again.
I am grateful to have a significant other who is crazy about me.
I am grateful that the NFL is not the NBA.
I am grateful for my apartment that officially feels like “home”.
I am grateful for a job that allows me to enjoy other activities and still pays the bills.
I am grateful for the handful of employees at my new job that make me smile.
I am grateful for my brain.
I am grateful for my ability to communicate.
I am grateful to Jeremy for giving me that money.
I am grateful for my new iPhone and my new friend, Siri.
I am grateful that the Broncos already have a better win record than last year.
I am grateful that so many of my friends have had or are having healthy babies.
I am grateful for having enough food to eat.
I am grateful for having a reliable car.
I am grateful for my Satellite radio.
I am grateful for those that I consider my true friends.
I am grateful for those that I consider my superficial friends.
I am grateful for good music.
I am grateful for my healthy lungs.
I am grateful for my loving and incredibly strong parents.
I am grateful for my DVR.
I am grateful for my bowling team, The X-Factor.
I am grateful for all the time I get to spend with my family.
I am grateful for the woman I’ve been, the one I am and the one I will become.
I am grateful that I have today.
I appreciate this time of year so much. Halloween reminds me of how much fun we can still have as adults, Thanksgiving reminds me of how much I have, Christmas reminds me of how important family is and, my favorite, New Year’s Day is a reminder of what I am capable of.
Last year, I wrote a Thanksgiving blog as well. However you choose to do it, I do hope you’ll take some time to reflect on all that you are grateful for. It’s very easy to get lost in the messiness of life. I get lost there quite often... but when the trees clear and the clouds break, I see my family, my home, my job and my wonderful man and know that I am luckier and more rich than I ever thought possible.
Posted by Tina V at 11:21 AM