Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful: 2

It is a great morning in the life of me. Not much has happened and I am still in my PJ's but I am awake and alive to live another day.....and I appreciate that fact:)
I started a Thankful list last week (see here) and I got to cover the first 15 things that bring thankfulness into my life. Today I want to share 16-20. Enjoy!
16) I am thankful for finally getting some direction in my life as I focus on my future. The prayerful plan is for me to look for School Counseling jobs in the Metro Atlanta area. Though I miss my home state, there could be some great job opportunities up here in GA, and I am thankful for the chance to get to find out what comes next.
17) I PASSED my Comp exams!!!! If you read this or know me then you get what a big deal this was. I am deliriously happy and thankful.
18) This one is going to seem a little odd, but I am thankful for all of the positive, loving, and exemplary older people in my life. I have a varied group of friends and acquaintances and have been shown so much love and good old fashioned hospitality by those who are a little or a lot farther down this road of life. I appreciate it SO much!!!!
19) I am thankful for this positive, glowing feeling I have about 2012. 2011 was a good year. But boy oh boy I get this feeling about what is coming next! I want to end this year and enter the next with my heart in the right place. Whatever 2012 might bring, I pray I find thankfulness in the moments.
20) The friends that grace my life. The friends that uphold me and call on me to share in their lives. The friends who "get me" and still want to stick around anyway;) From huddling in movie theaters, to long overdue chats, to traveling for pure pleasure. From dreaming and wishing and remembering. To all of my friends, I thank God for you and your friendship.
21) I must add that I am thankful for teachers. They work so hard, and sacrifice so much day in and day out. At the end of the day they share their passion and knowledge so that children, and teens, and other adults can grow and thrive. Too many times sadly, the care they show for others does not get shared back with them. Thank goodness for each and every one!
22) My family is the music in my life. And the odd thing is I am not even 100% sure of what I mean by that. I do know that the strength and perseverance, the struggles and overwhelming joy that my family brings into my life daily are something I cherish and give thanks for.
23) I am thankful for the many, many people who will have to work over the upcoming holidays. The job market can seem bleak at times and there are people working because they have to.....their finances give them no choice. There are so many people especially behind the scenes that don't get credit. I mean I never think to be thankful for truck drivers, or air safety control officers, or fire fighters etc.. Well, I want to take that time now....Thank You all!
24) I am thankful for this season in my life. The 20's if you will. I have learned from some hard knocks and the bruises of some life lessons learned are beginning to fade. No one will ever tell you how difficult your 20's can be. A TON of decisions and changes and growing up has to take place. Sometimes it feels overwhelming! However, I am thankful that at age 26 there are some things I have, and some things I don't have, and some things I still want. This time in my life is something to be thankful for.
25) Lastly, I am thankful for the things I cannot name. I am thankful for the things that appear so small that I can't even gather them up together and put a name on them. For split second decisions that have kept me safe. For random people who showed up in my life briefly but in a much needed fashion. I am thankful for things past my explaining and understanding. I am thankful that I am not the center of the universe, that I don't and will never be able to completely understand this thing called life. I guess I am just thankful for being human, and fallible, and oriented toward growth and positive change. 
God bless you this Thanksgiving! And then go out and be a blessing to others:)

3 comments:

Stacey said...

I'm thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Stacey said...

I'm thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving!

annie said...

Hooray for giving thanks -- there is so much to be grateful for. :) I'm so glad I got to see you this week; you're a blessing! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!