It’s been quite a journey around the calendar this last pass. In many ways, the past year was somewhat easier than the last, but in many other ways, it has been far tougher. I read my writings from this time last year and let the tears roll.
Once again, the year is rapidly coming to a close. On this Thanksgiving Day, I am compelled to call out the things that went right (or that were at least righted along the way).
These are just a few of the things that I am thankful for:
- Quiet mornings like these, when I am in no rush to go anyplace and can ease into the day slowly.
- Solo runs which help to clear my head from the garbage that has a tendency to collect within AND buddy runs because, let’s face it, the people out on the trail are often less than friendly.
- The many good memories which were collected in 20+ years with Tom.
- Three beautiful sons which are truly “gifts” to be cherished.
- Having enough clarity to see trouble brewing, enough courage to allow for a solution to come forth, and enough love in my heart to let it play out.
- An amazing family (both mine and my in-laws) who love me. I got lucky all the way around. I love them right back.
- Great friends: Old and new, friends (true friends) are like family. Always there for me. Often, I don’t even need to call for help…they’re just there.
- My degree in nursing, from which a base knowledge has allowed my career to evolve over the years into whatever my life’s path needs at the time. Although the rewards aren’t as immediate as in bedside nursing, my current career role holds an important role in protecting the health of the people as well as the health of my company (that’s just business).
- The ability to pay the bills, put food on the table, and maintain the essentials (as well as few frills).
- Having a warm house we can come home to everyday.
- My and my family’s health.
There is so much more; I can’t even begin to list all that I am thankful for. God is watching over us. For this, I am MOST thankful.