Thursday, August 13, 2009

Things to Be Thankful For

I woke up today with a smile on my face. Being that I am not a morning person, this is very rare! LOL! However, I had a great day yesterday with the kids and last night with Diane. I also know that I have so many things to be thankful for. Makenna and I cut sunflowers out of the front yard yesterday and made a nice arrangement in a vase for the dining room table. She loves to help me garden. I am so thankful that she is interested in one of my passions. I want her to be well rounded and appreciate the little things in life. Also yesterday I got a beautiful card from Jen. It is wonderful to read words of inspiration and friendship that are written for you. I am thankful that she is in my life and able to express her feelings about our friendship. Jamie and I had a few heart to heart talks yesterday which only make me realize more and more that she is my best friend. Not everyone experiences the true bond of a soul-mate. Jamie and I know that we are meant to be in each others lives and that we are soul-mates. No matter what, we are always there for each other and make it a point to tell each other that....sometimes without words. I am so thankful for Jamie.

Diane and I went grocery shopping last night and took Makenna. I am so thankful that I can take Makenna anywhere. She was awesome. In fact she had Diane laughing and telling me that she will take her shopping any time. We were at Giant for well over two hours and Makenna was an angel. Last night when I was laying with her she kept telling me that she loved me. I am so thankful that my children are affectionate and expressive about their feelings. I am also thankful for being able to spend time with Diane. Mostly, I am thankful that she is not only my neighbor but also one of my best friends. I appreciate her more than she knows.

While being outside yesterday Bonnie my neighbor, walked up to me and said she had something for me. She gave me the biggest hug and started crying. She thanked me for being an inspiration to her and for listening to her and motivating her. I had no idea that I did this for her. Over the past year she has been going through a very difficult time. We would sit outside and talk, I would listen mostly while she talked to me about her 'not so great' childhood. I felt sad for her. I am so thankful that she got so much out of me and considers me an inspiration to her.

Shawn called me yesterday to tell me that he is so thankful for me and my positive energy. He blames me for his positive life changes which have been escalating in the past few weeks. Now enjoying all the things he once loved but could not get into, he is back on the right track and all things good are flowing into his life. He says I am his sunshine...LOL! This makes me laugh since Nancy from the salon calls me Suzie Sunshine. People call me just to hear my voice, and make a point to tell me that. Buffy once said that it is my laughter that she totally enjoys. Jen says it is my loyalty and support. Bonnie says it is the fact that I listen. There are so many things people tell me about myself that I never would have even taken notice too. This is just who I am now and it seems to benefit me and all those around me.

I am not sure what it was about yesterday but people were just thanking me and complimenting me and my positive energy. Could it be me showing gratitude every chance I get? Absolutely. Now that I am fulfilled within, I am able to give more than I ever could have in the past. People are feeding off my positive energy all the time. I am able to be an inspiration to those around me because I feel blessed and happy on the inside. A year ago, I did not feel that way. My heart, mind, body and spirit are healing each and every day. I only hope and pray that everyone can one day can feel the spiritual healing, confidence, and gratitude that I do. Everyone deserves a good life, but a lot of people do not feel deserving of one. I pray for those around me every night before bed. May God relieve the stress and anxiety of those around me. May God heal those who are in pain. May God lead everyone down the positive path of life. My God grant health and happiness to all who are in my life. May God give those who feel weak the confidence they need to be strong. May God help aid those who feel empty inside and fill them with the love for themselves that they are lacking. May everyone around me realize that it is the simple things in life that are much larger than anything that money can buy.

What I am thankful for today:
my amazing day yesterday
the gratitude and appreciate people are showing me
my ability to give so much to others now that I am fulfilled within
my children
my arrangement of sunflowers
the card from Jen
time with my friends and my children
Makenna helping me clean yesterday
my class tonight
being an inspiration to others
tears of happiness and appreciation
my mom getting Gavin stuff for school
self healing
the simple things in life
time to paint mine and Makenna's nails yesterday
the power of prayer
my positive attitude