Americans will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22. As it approaches I find myself reflecting on all I have to be grateful for. I have much to acknowledge.
Each day I open my eyes to the morning light, look out into my lovely bedroom, and am reminded of how far I have come in life. There was a time when I did not have two nickels to my name and could not put a roof over the heads of me and my daughter. Now I have my dream home. It is not a mansion or a palace but it’s spacious, comfortable, beautiful inside and out, and paid for. In these times of financial struggle, with so many homes being foreclosed on, I am more than grateful for the security I have been afforded. I will never take that for granted. I am blessed beyond measure.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for twenty-four years. He is a growth oriented partner whose love and devotion for me is limitless. Before we met I had believed for many years that I was unlovable. I felt all alone in this world. I am grateful that the memories of those years have faded. I give thanks every day for the abundance of free-flowing love and support I have in my life and for my incredible husband who reinforces my worth every day. I am blessed beyond measure.
I always knew that I wanted to have children, but there was a time before I became a mother that I did not feel worthy of having such a miraculous gift bestowed upon me. God believed otherwise because he entrusted me with the love and care of two beautiful, healthy, amazing children; first a daughter, then a son. They are the lights of my life. Both of my adult children are authentic and grounded in all aspects of their lives. They are motivated and successful in all they endeavor to do, and they are honest, loving, and caring people. I am honored and grateful to be their mother. I am truly blessed—may they continue to be blessed beyond measure throughout their lives too.
I am grateful for all the loving, wonderful people I have in my life; my parents, my two incredible sisters, the remarkable family I gained when I married my husband, my loving and dear old friends, and the wonderful new friends that have come into my life. These loyal, caring, and supportive individuals add immeasurable joy to my life; they lift my spirit higher with each cherished encounter. I am blessed beyond measure.
I have so much to be thankful for. And though I am especially emphasizing my gratefulness in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday I do make it a practice in my daily life to be grateful too. I try to acknowledge all favors large and small without any expectation from the universe. But I will let you in on a little secret; the more gratitude I offer the richer my life becomes. I highly recommend integrating gratefulness into your daily life; you will not believe the abundance it will bring you. You will be blessed beyond measure.
To all my readers, radio show listeners, and those who have supported my books, I offer a world of thanks. I promise—if you keep reading, I will keep writing. If you keep listening, I will keep talking.
And one more thing I would like to mention—my family and I are vegetarians so hopefully one lucky turkey will live to see another year.
Best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you and your loved ones be blessed beyond measure.
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