This weeks blogging carnival question is: What are you thankful for in your life?
The first things that come to mind are my family. I have a wonderful, supporting husband and two great kids. I'm also thankful I have a home to live in with heat and air conditioning (we've had both go out over the past year so believe me when I say I'm thankful!!). My grandmother is amazing, she's done so much for me in my life I wouldn't be here without her. I'm a part of the best Church out there (ok ok I might be a bit bias but it really is great!), and through my church I found the family I've always wanted. Being a stay at home mom is not the easiest job, and if I'm honest some days I don't feel very thankful. But, there is no where else I would rather be. So thank you hunny for allowing me to stay home.
This might sound cliche but I'm thankful for the health of me and my family. I know a lot of others who are dealing with illness, injuries, and loss during this holiday season. A special thank you to my workout buddies and mamavation for being so supportive! I am able to buy healthy food, drink clean water, and workout. There are people all over the US and World who don't have those luxuries. A friend of mine just got back from a missions trip in South America and was telling me about the living situation, food supplies, etc. It amazed me just how much we can take for granted (working toilets, warm water just to name a few!). So thank you Lord that I live where I do! I could go on and on but I won't, just remember no matter how hard life can be there is always something to be thankful for.
“In all things give thanks” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“This post is sponsored by Belly Beautiful Postnatal Fitness and Busy Mom Workout and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women“ The opinions are solely mine.
Janice- The Fitness Cheerleader
Yes! You are so right – there are so many things tobe thankful for, it’s so easy to get carried away and forget about the things we DO have. Thanks for the reminder! Here’s to a great week!
Thanks for reminding me of that. We get to caught up in our own lives that we forget how people live in other place. XXOO
I’ve felt a lot of those thankful moments in the past. We lived in a home with a pellet stove for heat, but the closest supplier was an hr away through a dangerous mountain pass. I’m thankful for all those things that are usually no brainers.
I’m very happy your husband its such a wonderful man. Staying home is a great blessing for kids, even on those hard days. Hugs.
Jenn of PersonalFitCoach.com
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Staying home with your kids is so worth other struggles if you can get past them. HUGS!
Lena - @elenka29
I do forget these things sometimes – our family is the biggest treasure we have – somehow i forgetthat sometimes. XOXO
Katrina - @craftsbykatie
You’re absolutely spot on. That’s been my mantra this past week as I’ve plunged and plunged my kitchen sink…at least I have a sink to plunge. It’s so easy to forget the luxuries we have because they seem so commonplace.
What a great list! and I totally hear ya on the thankful for heat and air… I’ve had my share of issues there and I was BEYOND thankful when the heater in my truck MAGICALLY started working this morning when it was a chilly 42* on my way to work 🙂 also, a lovely reminder for us to be thankful for all that we have – no matter how small or trivial it may seem.
Andrea Emilien (@AndreaEmilien)
You are so right. I think we all get busy and mixed up with our every day life that we forget…..there is always something that we should be thankful for. Awesome post!!!
Have a good week!
Thanks for all the comments! Being thankful all the time can be hard, but it’s a great discipline to practice and teach our kids 🙂