4 Things To Consider About Being Thankful This Year
What You Should Consider About Being Thankful This Year
There is so much that comes with the holidays. Although it can be the best time of the year for some, for others it may have its challenges. Not every family gets along with each other. More importantly, not everyone really wants to spend time with people that others “think” they should be happy to be around.
Often times, we experience different challenges throughout the year that lead us to grow distant from our loved ones. With that being said, some can paint a picture of a “perfect” life and family but in reality, it’s not the case. So many people struggle with this.
I am one of them.
Relationships are what WE make them. We have to put a lot of time and energy into others and sometimes we can feel like it is never reciprocated. But there are a few things that I have learned and I wanted to share with you if you are in the same boat with me.
Before I get into that, please know that I am incredibly grateful to experience the true definition of love with my children. I never saw myself as the “mother” type. Honestly, I guess I didn’t feel like I would be a great mother. God had other plans for me. Plans that changed my life forever. He has shown me what true love really is and I have the opportunity to wake up every day and look love in the face.
Through my children.
I recognize and understand how blessed I really am. Even when things get stressful God always sends me a sign that he is still with me and that he will never leave nor forsake me. Most times…it comes in the form of a simple kiss from M or a random hug from C. Through them, I know how much I am loved and appreciated.
Holidays can be difficult but I want to share these 4 Things to Consider About Being Thankful:
1. Be thankful for the blessings.
2. Being thankful should also include giving thanks during the challenges life brings
3. Being thankful is a choice
4. Be thankful for the things that God will do in the future.
Even if the holidays are not your “thing” there is still a lot to be thankful for. Remember that. I hope you enjoy the time you have with your families this Thanksgiving Holiday.