Top 10 Thankful List Despite My Crazy Life
Here I am again,late for another SITS Girl blogging prompt. This is worse because this was Thursday’s prompt but as we know my life is always crazy and some days I forget what day it really is. My Father-In-Law has been in the hospital for over week, my doctors are adjusting my medication (that is short for messing up what was semi working and now not working at all) and during all this I am trying to get caught up by the end of September so I can be ready for my packed schedule of October. So I kinda laughed that the challenge was to write about 10 things we are thankful for because this week I was not feeling thankful for much. I however love a challenge and I knew that if I got out of my head and focused on my heart I would come up with a Top 10 Thankful List despite my crazy life.
My Top 10 Thankful List
These are in no particular order and that is why they are not numbered. No one or no specific thing is more important. Each of these is very dear to me and that is why they have made it to My Top 10 Thankful List.
- The Internet — It allows me to get tasks completed quickly and easier than if I had to track down the information the old-fashioned way. I can find out information related to everything I need to know in my crazy life all my phone or laptop when I am home or on the go. This allows me to get thing done during wasted time such as waiting at doctors visits or sitting on hold at home.
- My Children – Even though there are days they add to my stress, they also help me loosen up and have fun. My daughter knows just when I need a hug or snuggle time and helps free me from those crazy moments by making me take a “Snuggle Break”. After one of those breaks I can tackle anything.
- My Furry Pets – They are our family and not just pets. They help comfort us when we are sad. They welcome us home after long trips and show us their disapproval when we don’t do what they want us to do. They are their regardless and who doesn’t love cuddling up to a furry friend after a long hard day.
- Soda– While many of my friends drink coffee to get their pick me up I drink soda. I have reduced my consumption over the years but have never been able to kick the habit completely. I have given up trying and I am okay because I love the taste and if that is my only vice so be it.
- My Family – We are on odd bunch and anyone that has been at family functions or holiday meals can affirm that. We are loud, crazy, and a little obnoxious but we love each other and are there in times of trouble of chaos to defend the others. We may go a while without seeing each other but we always know that they are there.
- My Parents – My mom and dad have been there for me my whole life. Even when I moved out at 18 because it was either my mom or I who was going to make it out alive. We can laugh about it now because we both are so much alike. They have been there whenever I needed them and they are there for each of my children. The relationship they have with my kids is amazing and I couldn’t wish for anything better.
- Pizza – I could live on this every day and not get tired of it. There are so many ways you can prepare it that the options are endless. Plus it is good both cold and hot. My family thinks I am crazy and I might be but then they can just starve if they don’t want to go on my new “Pizza Diet”. My favorite Pizza will always be from Nick’s Pizza (originally in Hazel Park, MI but now relocated to Ferndale,MI)
- Blogging– I started blogging over 2 years ago as a way to keep my mind active. Over that time it has grown to so much more. I now have my own blog and write on a travel blog ( Blogging is a Trip.) It has allowed me to take my family places and go places myself that would not have happened without blogging. God has allowed it to open up doors and opportunities greater than I could have ever imagined.
- My Mental Illness – A few years ago I would have not been thankful for this or even remote-fully glad it was in my life. However, now I see where it has allowed me to be open and honest about what it is and how it affects other people. God has given me strength to talk about it. Most of the time when I want to hide but He pushes me along. Not everyone is in that spot to be able to say “My name is and I have. ” So mental illness remains hidden and looked down on. It is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about yet those with it feel that way. I still get embarrassed and wonder what people think even though I have started to share my story. I feel like people look at me different when I walk into a room of bloggers that I know have read the post. I just take a breath and pray that God gives me strength to get thru the event or the day because I can’t do it on my own. Yet, I am still thankful because I have the disease/mental illness and the voice to speak up and bring attention where others are not yet able to speak.
- God – He has never turned on me even when I would walk away from him and wander down the path I laid out for myself. God was always there waiting patiently for me to turn back to him. He has never stopped holding my hand or keeping watch over me. He does the same for my husband and my children. Even on the darkest nights when I don’t think I can go on I know He is there to hold me and comfort me. All I have I owe to Him and one day I know I will see His face and spend eternity with Him.
So even when life gets crazy and confusing and things are spinning out of control there are always things to be thankful for. Sometimes we just need to reach down a little bit past all day’s activities and the week’s worries to find them. Before you drift off to sleep tonight I encourage you to grab a pen and paper and make your Top 10 Thankful List. I would love to read it.
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