Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Giving Thanks

Sorry I've been a little out of touch lately - between running the business which is really starting to take off and running after the munchkin I am finding my days FULL!!!!  It is full of wonderful stuff and I feel blessed to be doing both, but it is full nonetheless.

It's also had me thinking a lot about how often we give thanks.  In my daily life I find I am often too busy worrying about the little details to stop and focus on what is truly important - being thankful for all those little details.  So today I am giving thanks.

I am thankful for the people in my life who support me: my husband who wakes up 1/2 hour before me to get my son so I can sleep a little longer in the morning and who does so much to make my life happier, my parents who taught me that I need to make my own decisions and have supported me in every choice I've ever made - good and bad,  my sister who always tell me the truth and makes me laugh with hilarious pictures of her dog dressed up as santa claus or a police officer (his halloween costume last year).  I am thankful for all the other families in our lives who have become a second family to ours.  I am thankful for the wonderful neighbors in my life who we stop and talk with on a daily basis and who make living in our home a genuine pleasure.  I am thankful for the people who have chosen to buy my artwork and mobiles thereby allowing me the freedom and time to stay home with my son full-time.  I am thankful for the blessings in my life and for the opportunities that are given to me.  I am also thankful for all the hardships in my life that allow me to understand that life is not always easy and which have helped me to develop empathy and understanding.  

"More than Enough" by Jahjehan Bath Ives (aka me)
This just a little bit of what I am thankful for today in my life.

What are you thankful for in your life?

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