I've been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. Digging deep, trying to get rid of the junk and focus on the important things in life. During this time I have been made acutely aware of the fact that I have a great life and so much to be thankful for. Our family encounters little bumps in the road, but who doesn't? We all have a choice. To focus on the positive or to focus on the negative. I am working on making a conscious choice to focus on the positive. The good stuff. And it's all around us.
Today I decided to make a list of things I am thankful for. Here and now. And the list of "things" turned out to be a list of "people". The list started getting a bit long, so I decided to focus on the top 5. Which, in my case, was pretty easy.
# 1. My amazing husband. I am so thankful to be married to a great guy who puts his family first. A guy who pays attention to all of the little details in life.
# 2. My firstborn, Tiffani. Who is not only my daughter but my friend. Here she is, soaking up life in the beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Where I shall be next week. Woot!) Her next adventure? Moving to Texas. My little girl is all grown up!
# 3 & 4. My son Justin and his beautiful fiance, Maggie. I am so proud of them for the steps they are taking and the decisions they are making. It is awesome to watch them grow together.
# 5. Miss Lila. The fun-loving, vivacious little girl. The glue that joined our "mixed" family and helped us to grow together. She is a gift.
She loves to learn. It's hard to get anything else done because she is such a little sponge, and so fun to work with!
She loves to play. Here she is laying down on the floor when I was trying to get a picture of her yesterday. (In the fabulous new vest I picked up at a thrift store!)
Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending. ~Author Unknown
What are you thankful for today?