As I reflect tonight and ask myself what am I thankful for, so many things come to my mind. I can’t help but first be thankful for life as I think about the people of Haiti and the destruction and devastation they are facing today. I am thankful for the bills that I have because that means I have a roof over my head, running water, electricity. I am thankful for my medical bills because that means I have medical care and a doctor to see. I am thankful for the stress I experience when my children are driving me nuts, because that means my house is full of life. I am thankful for the argument my husband and I may have had because that means we still care and he is here with me for us to argue and then make up.
On this thankful Thursday, I can’t help to think about my baby boy that is resting peacefully in heaven and be thankful to be able to have held him and carried him for that short time, because that means I am able to get pregnant. There are so many things that we take as negatives, but in reality we should be thankful for because that means we are experiencing life, freedom, love, and so much more things that are not promised to us. No one said that we deserved or had to have the things we have in our life. Having a roof over our head is not a right it is a privilege. I could have easily been born in Haiti and not America. I am thankful tonight for life. Yes with life comes so many stresses, worries, unknowns, and so many other things, but all of these things mean that I have breathe in my body to make a difference, love, live, laugh, and be happy.
Tonight on this Thankful Thursday I want you to reflect and really think about your life, but most importantly how you can make a difference, how you can love harder, live harder, laugh more, and take life in strides!
I just want to take a moment to thank you, I know so often I come to you in request for something, but tonight I just simply want to say thank you. Thank you for all the wonderful things and not so wonderful things I have in my life. Thank you for the family I was born into, the children you have given me, my husband. I know that things could have been and can be so different and so today I am grateful today I am content, today I am happy, I have peace. I understand there is no such thing as perfection and the grass always seems greener, but today I am simply thankful that I have grass and so I say Thank you, I love you, and I will not complain.