Saturday, January 1, 2011

How thankful am I???

I think I have already mentioned that I don't make New Year's resolutions.
In fact, I usually don't even make goals ;(

This year however, I decided to set some very specific goals for myself.
I have just started on my list,
and so I will add to it as I think of them and will let you know of the newest
items that I've added to my GOAL LIST!!

Right now, my GOAL LIST consists of

*ALWAYS being thankful to others who have helped me out in any way
(whether they realize it or not!!0

*Complete my reading challenges that I've signed up for.

Yes, I know it isn't a very big list yet...but I'm thinking start small :)

What am I thankful for?
I am thankful for my family.
 I love each and every one of my five children so much.

I am thankful for their differences.
I love that they each have their own, very unique personalities.
I'm also thankful that they like at least a few of the same things as the other,
 such as skateboarding.

I am thankful for family dinners...
though they don't happen as often as I'd like them too,
 I'll take what I can get ;)

I am always thankful for a hot bath, a good book and a great cup of tea :)

I am thankful that I don't always have to have all the answers!
Wow, would my mind be weighted down ;(
However, I know that if I need an answer...
there is always somewhere I can go or look, or someone I can ask...
to help me find the answers I need.

I am thankful for ((HUGS))
I love hugs, but who doesn't??

Actually I'm thinking of making one of those "FREE HUG" signs
and then just standing somewhere RANDOM and seeing how many takers I get.
You can't imagine the power of a hug...
especially  if you haven't had one in awhile.

Here is the sign that inspired me!

and a great site that I think everyone should have a look at...

What I really want to do is get all of my kids together so we can all have a sign.
We love to do things like this together...for others.
Sometimes it's the small things that make the biggest difference :)

I am also thankful for the peace that I feel in my life!

 I am thankful that even though I have many diagnoses and suffer with
 chronic pain each and every day, that I haven't let it take over.
I still get up each day and try to live my life.

I am especially thankful that I am still able to LOVE MY LIFE!!!

That pretty much sums it up....
Well, actually I could go on all day and night about the things
I am thankful for.
But I fear, you'd quit reading this post....
So, I want to tell you just TWO more things I am especially thankful for!!

I am thankful for my new friend, Haley,
who I can talk to about anything and not feel judged!
She is part of what helps me to get up each day with a smile on my face!!

And, last but certainly not least...

I am thankful for all of followers ;)

(These aren't my actual followers, just a pic I found, lol)

I hope everyone has a wonderful new year in 2011 ;)

Now, I'm curious to know some of the things you are thankful for??



  1. What a neat post! Such great stuff going on, and I love people who can be positive about even the sucky things in their lives! You've got a beautiful family and I look forward to reading more of your stuff through the year!

  2. What a beautiful post. I needed this post today.
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