On Facebook, several of my family members and friends have been saying what they are thankful for each day, and they plan to continue to do so throughout November. I always fail at remember to do daily things like that, so I decided to put all of my thanks in one post…and to publish it today, on Thanksgiving! So, here are my 30 things I am thankful for…
1. My husband. Cliche, I know, but he is my rock, my best friend, and so much more. We’ve been through quite a bit in our seven years together (married five of those) and I know we can take on anything. Recently, he has been beyond great at helping me through my gallbladder issues. Not only is is a wonderful husband, he’s also an amazing father!
2. My son. Another given, but this little boy has really changed my life in two short years. He has taught me to be less selfish and more patient. It’s amazing how much (and fast) he has grown, and I am so thankful I get to be his mommy.
3. My mother. She has always been amazing, back when she was raising me by herself to now, when she’s going to college full time to be a nurse while still working as much as she can. She’s also a wonderful Nana (and nanny, when we need someone to keep the kiddo overnight!).
4. My readers. Without people stopping by, reading, and leaving comments, what I do wouldn’t mean as much. I love that people care about what I say and come back time and time again to read reviews and personal posts as well as enter my giveaways.
5. My health. I am not the healthiest person I know, but I am working on it. I don’t have any major issues other than being overweight, which is fixable!
6. The internet. Really, I wouldn’t be blogging right now without it! Beyond blogging, the internet has helped this house on so many levels, from wedding planning to house decorating to diagnosing a rash or other strange symptom regarding the kiddo!
7. Our home. It’s not our dream home, and not where we always want to live. But it’s our home right now. It’s filled with love and laughter, and I usually don’t want to be anywhere else.
8. Decent health insurance. You never know when you will need it, but I’m glad we have at something that will help pay our medical bills. Racking up over $15,000 in the past couple with my gallbladder issues would be basically impossible for us to pay without insurance.
9. Books. I have always been a reader, and I wish I had more time to do it now. I love to learn as well as be entertained from the variety of books I read.
10. Memories. So many good ones, especially with people that have been passed away…with the most recent being my Granny. I will miss her so much, especially with the holidays coming up. But, I have 28 years of memories with her that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I have plenty of stories to share with my son and to put a smile on my face.
11. Facebook…for the simple fact that it has allowed me to connect with old friends and family that do not live close by. I can share photos of my son, get advice, and just chat with so many people. Many times, it’s much easier than picking up the phone – especially when I don’t know the other person’s phone number!
12. My iPhone. Totally sounds materialistic, I know, but it’s made my life so much easier. I can leave the house and not worry about missing an email or deadline. I can make lists on the fly so I don’t forget simple things from the grocery store. I can browse the web while in the store to save money through price comparison. The list goes on and on as to why my phone helps lower my stress levels!
13. Nutrisystem and their blogger program. Going off the health mention above, I have been able to lose 15 pounds while on my journey. The food is good, and I’m not starving or feeling deprived. I love the simplicity of the program, and am happy that they just extended my membership within the blogger program for another 3 months!
14. Showers! Those are typically 15 of the very few minutes I have to myself as a WAHM. Not only is it nice to be able to get clean each day, but just to be able to think and enjoy “me” time is nice. Seriously, I do some of my best thinking in the bathroom!
15. The ability to be a work at home mom. Though I don’t have much time for myself some days, I love being able to stay home with my son. I don’t have to miss milestones and I can work with him to prepare him for school. He is a very fast learner and it has been fun having the time to work with him during the day. Plus, being able to work at a blogger/freelance writer has been a very gratifying experience as well!
What are you thankful for this year? Please tell me in the comments below!
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