Wow, tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take the time to be present, enjoy the family quality time and indulge. That’s what life is all about! Today I just want to take a moment to share the things I am grateful for. Despite challenges, there is always something to be thankful for.
5 Things I Am Grate For
Family & Close Friends. This also includes my wonderful husband, Tre. Without their unconditional love and support, I know life would be much more challenging. They always have our backs and always there to bring us joy and help us cope.
I probably share this all the time, but Tre is an amazing husband. He gives his all in everything he does and I have never met a more genuine person in my life. He’s so supportive in everything I do. Life has been easier since I’ve met him
Savings. Looking back, I think there was a reason why Tre and I were so keen on saving our money. Don’t get me wrong, we did splurge occasionally. It’s as if there was a reason for it, and knowing what we know now what we went through, I am grateful that we were (and are) financially responsible.
That gave us the luxury to take care of our health. Treating cancer is VERY expensive, but we didn’t let money get in the way of getting the best care possible. When both of our health was in question, we had the luxury to resign our jobs. Yes, money is tighter, but if it wasn’t for our diligence with how we spend, without a doubt resigning our jobs would not be an option.
Listening To Myself. It’s funny because listening to ourselves and acting on it, is a lot harder. Our body and minds know us very well, and sometimes (at least I know for me), I try to fight those thoughts away. I took a second medical leave last Fall, and during those 12 weeks, my anxiety didn’t seem to get better. My heart knew it meant I had to resign my job to fully heal and recover.
When I had to return from my medical leave at the beginning of 2018, I resigned effective immediately. It was scary and a relief. So glad I did it. I saw a significant improvement, and my doctors make it a priority to point that out. I am now able to figure out what I really want to do. I’ve met incredible people who are willing to help me figure that out and prove what I am worth. That gave me a boost in confidence in myself and in life.
My Life. Life is not perfect. Actually, life is pretty shitty and there will always be challenges. I can’t recall a time in my life when everything went smoothly. I have come to terms with that. Yes, even with a cancer diagnosis. But, I am happy. I am living a very good life. Even on crappy days, I am still grateful for the life I am living. My health may not be its best, but it still didn’t take away my spirit and my happiness.
My Readers. Last but not least, I am thankful and grateful for you all! I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years and if it wasn’t for you all, I don’t know if this blog would exist. You all have helped me ignite my passion for blogging, fashion, and sharing my lifestyle. It is also why it has grown to what it is now. And it makes me so so so happy when you reach out to me and tell me you truly enjoy reading my blog. Some of you have been coming here since the beginning! Thank you for that! It truly puts a smile on my face and makes my day!
Let Them Know
So if there is someone you know that is doing a great job, and you’re truly enjoying what they’re doing, let them know. You will put the biggest smile on their face. They will feel worthy and you are the reason why they feel their best. In a world where people put efforts to only share criticism, let’s change that and put our efforts into acknowledging the good.
Didn’t mean this post to be as long as it did. I wasn’t planning on writing a post today, but something inside me this morning really wanted to share what I am grateful for. 20 minutes later, this post is complete. Thank you guys so much and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!