Monday, April 25, 2011

Thankfulness!

There is nothing like a special, religious holiday to remind you of what you are thankful for in life. Yesterday was one of the most special Easter's for me. I feel like the sermon spoke straight to me and I was overwhelmed with a new sense of God's love. I can't begin to understand His love, so much so that His only Son died on the cross for my sins, but I can try with all my being to follow Him every single day.

This got me thinking about all that I am thankful for in my life, here is just a short list of some of the major things:

God's love and forgiveness.

A wonderful, loving family. I really wish my brother and sister could have been here yesterday, but neither could make it. I enjoyed getting to spend time with my parents and my second cousin, who has been sort of a "grandmother" to all of us over the years. I know I sometimes complain and lose patience with my parents and siblings, but I am going to try my hardest not to because you only have one family, and mine is pretty darn great!

Cupie. This may seem silly, but I am so thankful for my sweet little lovebug. She has been with me though love and heartbreak, and about every emotion in between. She is a smart dog and understands sadness and always snuggles up next to me to make me feel better. She is so happy, I can't help but smile and laugh at her all the time, talk about a mood-lifter! As I told a friend recently, she is the best investment I have ever made.

The boyfriend. He is great. I also lose patience with him often, which needs to stop. We have had our rough (read ROUGH) times, but we got through them and I am so happy with him. Things are hard though, especially living half a country apart, but we have made it work for almost a year now! And I am really thankful that I am going to see him this week!

My friends. I have some really great friends who are always there for me. The transition from college to "the real world" is hard on friends. I am lucky that I moved back to Atlanta and so did many of my friends from high school, but am sad that most of my bff's from college are still in Texas. I love my friendship with them though, because we pick right back up where we left off when I see them. I did the same with my high school friends when I was in college. I love that about my friendships and am so thankful for all my besties!

My job. With the horrid economy, I am beyond lucky to have gotten a job pretty much right out of college. And, I got a job doing something interesting. However, that isn't to say that there are not days that I get bored at work or days that I just want to sleep in and laze around all day. But, I know I should never take my job for granted because I have had an amazing opportunity to work where I do and I have learned so much in the past 8 months.

To be healthy, for the most part. Aside from asthma and a few other minor medical problems, I am healthy. I am so thankful that I am and know that there are so many sick people in the world, and it just isn't fair, especially when those sick people are children. I think I need to remind myself of this every time I am having a "pity party" and remember that there are those that have problems I can't even imagine.

I know I could go on and on about what I am thankful for, but I will leave it at that for today. I hope y'all had a wonderful Easter and a great Monday!

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2 comments:

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

awesome thankful post!! hope you have a lovely week :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

What a great list! It's so reassuring to hear that your friendships have remained strong post-grad, because that is what I am most nervous about!