A Grateful Thanksgiving

Hey All,

Hope everyone had a fabulous time yesterday! I had an awesome thanksgiving with my loved ones. The family times, delicious food and laughs were just what I needed after a long and trying 10 months of unemployment. This holiday season I have so much to be thankful for.

An attitude of gratitude is something that we need to have on a daily basis. Thanksgiving Day is just a reminder that we need to be thankful for the things that we have, the people in our lives and all that God has done for us. Making a habit out of counting your blessings keeps us humble and grounded. I have begun to purposely find at least one thing to be grateful for and I force myself to jot it down. Sticking to this habit has helped me to get through some of my roughest days.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever. – Psalm 107:1

God has been so good to me throughout my life, but the past 10 months he has proven to me that he is indeed a provider, comforter, friend, confidant, way-maker and so much more. It’s one thing to hear the testimonies of others, but when God gives you your own testimony, you can’t help but to be grateful.

Yes, this thanksgiving is extra special to me. I have learned to appreciate everything I have and to take nothing for granted.  This month was a pretty rough one for my family. We had to bury the matriarch of my husband’s family and it caught the entire family by surprise. However, Hazel left us with one special lesson that we will never forget.

Cherish the ones you love while they are still here. Call, text, email, visit – do whatever you must to make memories on purpose.

So going forward, I have committed to connecting with those I love. Spending time with them and letting them know how much they matter to me.  #makememories is my motto for 2017. I hope you’ll join me. Hey, you never know I might be calling on you for some one-to-one time  🙂



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