Friday, 11 October 2013

Gratitude - Thank you Friends!

It’s that weekend of the year when we get a chance to sit back, eat too much turkey and consider the things in our lives for which we are thankful. As you can imagine, my list is long!

My cup runneth over with the abundance of love that is given to me by my boys; every hug, every time a little hand curls up in mine, every time one of them sits on my lap and plays with my hair, every time one of them says "I love you mommy" I am thankful and my heart overflows with love.

I'm thankful for my oldest son's crazy sense of humour and the fact that when I entertain he becomes the showman, making sure that everyone is laughing and having fun. I used to tell him that with his personality sometimes less was more, but now I think I realize that for him more is more, and I'm grateful that he has a personality larger than life! He fills a room with his personality and I am reminded of some of the personalities of my childhood who filled a room, and I am grateful for those memories.

I am grateful that in the quieter moments of my life there is a man whose smile fills my heart with happiness, I still smile when I think of the first time I saw his smile. Over the past two years he has filled my world with a kind of happiness that I wasn't always sure would exist for me again. I'm grateful every day that he is in my life.

I'm grateful that the universe gave me a chance to reinvent myself. To start again and to realize that I am a strong woman, capable of standing on my own and managing my life (even when it isn't easy). I lived in the shadow of a relationship for a long time and I never believed that I could manage on my own. I'm grateful that I was given the chance to see my own strength. And I'm grateful that the reinvention isn't over, that every day I continue to learn and grow as new people, opportunities and challenges fill my life!

And lastly, I'm grateful for all of you. For every person who supports me, who reads my blog and sends me emails of encouragement when the road is bumpy; you all give me incredible strength. This is not the first time on this blog that I write about my gratitude, my life is hectic and sometimes I forget (or don't have time) to really see how wonderful my world really is. I will admit that sometimes I forget to be grateful, to truly look around me and see all the beauty. So once again, I thank you all for being on the journey with me. Thank you; today I send gratitude to all of you for being on my path.

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