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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have to be honest.....I'm actually a little down in the dumps right now. I don't know if it's just me being silly, or if I'm legitimately upset, or if it's just a little seasonal thing since the weather has taken a sudden turn for the dreary. I'm going to be writing a very open and honest post soon.....lots of words and emotions and all that good stuff. Just not today. I want to get my feelings out and just even vent a little. And I will. 

But today is a day for being Thankful! 
And although I have plenty to mope about (or at least, I think I do), I am choosing to be happy today!
This picture is from last summer, and it definitely makes me happy!

Perhaps by making a list of all the things I'm thankful for, my mood will lighten up, huh? 
It's worth a shot!

~My Family~
This one is kind of a given. But really, with all of the sad and bad things I'm thinking lately.....my family is sometimes the only bright spot. My daughter makes me happier than I ever thought I could be, it's a love I only dreamed about. My husband is always there for me....the only person I've ever trusted so much. And my parents are sometimes the only "constant" in my life. They're always supporting me and they never give up on me. I could stop right now and this post could be complete. SO thankful for my family.

~My Life~
As much as it is a struggle to see the good right now, I really do have a good life. I try to be thankful for it on a daily basis, but sometimes I forget. I'm thankful for my home, a car to drive, my job, and clothes on my back and food in my belly. Necessities I try and not take for granted. 

~Friends~
I have some really great friends. I've met them from various occasions and times in my life, and they each know me in a special and different way. I'm the type that likes to have only a couple close friends, and I've been blessed to have more than a couple....and they're all more than great!

Blessed only begins to sum up how I feel when I recount everything that I'm thankful for. 
Trust me, I still feel an aching in my soul.....a sign that I've still got some demons to fight. 
But today I choose to be thankful; grateful for the blessings that are right in front of me.

Enjoy this day with your loved ones, and choose to be Thankful today!

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3 comments:

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Looking forward to your candidness. I always love when people are open and honest! I usually learn so much. And today, you're right, it is a day to be Thankful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! xoxo

melissa rohr said...

happy thanksgiving amanda!

Barbara said...

I'm sorry you've been down Amanda. I'm always here to chat with you. I've been a bit "off" lately. I need to blog and feel better again. I hope your thanksgiving was wonderful. <3