Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thankful


I'm tired. Woke up at 3am with a mulling headache, barely slept and had to drag my ass into work an hour early. I'm stressed, annoyed, agitated and all I wanna do is crawl back into bed with a kitty cat sleeping next to me.


BUT! I need to take a moment to count my blessings and give my thanks. Cause no matter how crappy things can feel at times, I know there are blessings. I just need to remind myself sometimes.


And 2008 has been wonderful to me. This year, I am grateful for:


  • my health- not a sniffle, ache or cough has held me back. I am strong, healthy and able-bodied.

  • my new job- its been a struggle at times, but I feel fortunate to have found a job during something I really like, with great pay, benefits and location.

  • to be debt-free- felt SO good to pay off my credit card adn Rio-related fees this year and put those cards away. If I don't have the cash, then I don't need it.

  • financial security- many aren't so lucky in these times. I'm especially blessed to have the freedom to plan a Hawaiian wedding, look into buying a house and support a family. BONUS: finding out I have excellent credit!

  • my adorable kitty cats, that bring me joy and laughter everyday.

  • fun and supportive friends- who else would I get my drank on with, swivel my hips on the dancefloor with or talk some ish with. 3 years ago, I barely had a social life, now I have a great circle of friends and comrades, including my bestest homegirl, Rebecca.

  • finally finding an easy and cute hairstyle that suits me instead of trying to make my locks do something they can't.

  • my family, who has become more supportive and encouraging of me over the last few years.

  • my fiance, who has quickly become more to me than just a lover and a companion but also a best friend.

  • and lastly for my father, ALWAYS, for showing me the love, support and guidance that will stay with me for a lifetime. Though its been nearly 5 years since his passing, never have I forgotten his advice, his words, his thoughts, his essence. His presence in my life for 25 years has remained one of my biggest blessings.

2 comments:

OM said...

Good luck staying healthy in those last few weeks.

(I haven't been debt free in about ten years. Weird).

Marcus LANGFORD said...

You surely do have to be thankful for and also plenty to look forward to.
I think it's only human nature to sometimes forget how blessed we truly are; we often take things in life for granted and lose respect and honor for what God has done for us. It's good that you have taken the time to examine and recognize your blessings and praise God for them.