Thursday, November 30, 2017

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 30

What talent or skill do you have that you are grateful for? 

Although it doesn't get used often these days, I'm grateful for my artistic ability - drawing, painting, and crafting. Getting lost in a fun project and having the sense of artistic accomplishment is not only relaxing, but satisfying. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 29

What friend/family member are you grateful for today? 

I'm grateful for any friend and family member that makes me feel valued and loved.I'm grateful for the friends that listen to my concerns (sometimes all day long!), that work out with me, that go on crazy adventures with me... I'm grateful for the family that hugs me, loves me and supports me - how could I choose just one?! 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 28

What small thing that happened today are you grateful for? 

Text messages. I am grateful for receiving simple, yet meaningful text messages today. All though they be a small thing, I've appreciated them all the same. 

Messages that range from a simple "I love you", a thank you acknowledgement, an invitation for fun, and even an "I'll keep you posted" are all ways that others have improved my mood and day today. Being loved is awesome, but feeling loved is no small thing and for text messages that prove it, I am grateful.    

Monday, November 27, 2017

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 27

What small thing that you use daily are you grateful for? 

As much as it pains me to say it, the "small thing" that I use daily that I'm most grateful for is my cellphone. It keeps me connected to loved ones, helps me plan my time, entertains me, educates me, can relax me, and keeps my gym habits on track - among other things.  

Sunday, November 26, 2017

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 26

What form of expression are you most grateful for? 

Speaking! Or course, singing sounds better, but in general any type of verbal communication whether it be written or said, is an expression form I'm grateful for. Of course, this includes swearing, too. Sometimes the best feeling is just letting an expletive go once in a while! Damn it. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 25

What moment this week are you most grateful for? 

The moment I am most grateful for this week was sitting around the Thanksgiving table next to the ones I love. All the good tasting food didn't hurt either! 

Friday, November 24, 2017

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 24

What challenge are you grateful for? 

Ha! I laugh because there are just soooo many fun (yes, that's sarcasm) challenges I could chose to reference for this post! Most of the challenges that rush to mind are of negative experiences that I've fought to overcome, but when pushing those aside there is one current challenge that makes me smile. Being married.

Marriage isn't easy, but I don't believe it's crazy difficult or insurmountable either. I believe marriage is what you make of it and can only hope and pray I continue to make the most of it for the rest of my life. 

There are always going to be challenges as well as real and perceived inequalities like who takes out the trash more often? Why can't you pick up after yourself? Where'd you put my stuff? Stop hogging the covers! But those are all small potatoes in which, if you're smart, you'll rise above and not let them become "big potatoes". 

I am thankful and grateful that the "big potato" issues in life are so far, few and far between for me and the hubs. The fact is most of our challenges are comical. We laugh at ourselves (usually) and challenge each other physically, mentally and emotionally for the greater good of each other, and for our relationship. I am grateful for my marital challenges every day!