Thursday, November 26, 2015


In today's fast paced world, it is easy to get caught up in the stress of everyday life or the pressure of the holidays and forget how much we really have. Taking time to be thankful for the little (and the big) things offers perspective. So today I pause and take a few minutes to think about the things I am thankful for.

I am thankful I have a healthy and happy child who makes me smile and laugh on a daily basis. 

I am thankful I have food in the table and a roof over my head.

I am thankful my family members are healthy and that those we have lost are at peace in heaven.

I am thankful for a career and position that allows for balancing of family and professional opportunities.

I am thankful for my health and that I am able to run and be active.

I am thankful I have the freedom to share my thoughts and words.

I am thankful for year round sunshine and warm weather.

I am thankful for the opportunities I am offered.

I am thankful for all the people I have in my life. 

Last spring I attended a personal development session focused on gratitude and the benefits of regularly practicing gratitude. Since then I have worked to focus on the things I am grateful for on a daily basis. Shifting my focus to this positive emotion has helped to give perspective in a often crazy world. Remember that tomorrows are not guaranteed and it is important to realize all you have today.