Lynn at The Vintage Nest is having a Give Thanks party starting today! I have so very much to be thankful for that I decided to join in. I am so thankful for many things including my family, health, the love I receive and my blogger friends. I could go on and on about all the blessings I have in my life but I decided instead to share something that has so much meaning to me and has helped me through some difficult times.
About thirteen years ago I lost my mother to cancer. Two months later I had surgery and then again several months later I had a second surgery. I was having a pity party for myself that affected my family, health and my state of mind. I continued to dwell in this pity for months and then decided I had to let it go and concentrate on the many goods things in my life.
I started writing a Grateful Journal that was for my eyes only. Sometimes I would write a single sentence and other days my thoughts would fill a page. It could be as simple as ” I am grateful that I am loved today” or ” I am grateful for my family and friends”. As I filled these pages I truly began to feel grateful again and I started to become happier!