Happy Sunday morning! It seems our weekend was filled with nonstop activities and it was great! Every now and then it feels good to stay busy doing things, kind of makes me feel young again. Plus, I certainly sleep really well after a jam-packed day.
Last night I was able to have dinner with both my brothers, sister-in-law and my Mom. I’m close to my brothers, but it seems since our kids have grown up we don’t get together as much as we used to. When all the kids were smaller, we were together all the time and we vacationed together.
Our last family vacation together was about 4 years ago, we all went skiing and tubing which was a great snow-filled weekend. Since then, the kids have gotten married, they have careers now, and some live far off – so we (the adults) are now getting together once a month for a night out and dinner.
As I was sitting at the table listening to all the talking, the laughing, the eating, it hit me how blessed I was. My family never argues, in fact, I do not think any of us have argued since we were in our 20’s and we are all now in our 50’s. A lot of families cannot say that. We have bickered, but no arguing.
Since this is the Month of Thankfulness, I would like to start this month off giving thanks for family. Many of us have lost our parents, siblings, children, grandparents or a spouse- losing a family member is the hardest trial we will go through. Life will not get better or go back to the way it was, we only learn a new normal.
The Bible says “…In all things give thanks”, how hard is that to do at times? Super hard! It is very hard to smile through the pain, and praise God through the lows of life. I have struggled through this at times, but I learned as the years went by that I could make it through those hard times with Him. I gained my strength from being on my knees in prayer. I learned to lean on God and thank Him for what I did have. I may have lost a husband, but I still had my kids. I lost a father at a young age, but I still had my Mom to guide me. I could keep going on, but my trials and tribulations are nothing compared to what others have gone through.
Each day this month I am going to find something to be thankful for. The small things and the big things, they all matter because they all bring some type of joy into my life.
Take the time this month to stop and be thankful for something, no matter how small or trivial. For there are people in this world far worse off than we are. Grateful, Thankful, and Blessed November!
Top 5 Faves of the Week
This seems to be a favorite among everyone, so let’s see what was hot this past week. There is nothing on the list that I don’t love, so let’s see if some of your favorites made the Top 5.
This week we had 3 items tie for the number 5 spot!
** Special Mention (Triple Tie With #5 Kaari Faux Leather Jacket)
**Special Mention (Triple Tie With #5: The Dupe LV Handbag)
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