As Thanksgiving approaches here in the states we often start giving a bit of extra attention to our gratitude. For many families it is a tradition to go around the table and say something they are thankful for. For my family Thanksgiving looks more like food, laughs and football. 🤷🏻♀️But even though we don’t go around the table we certainly have much to be grateful for.
Even in a year that has brought a lot of hardships, I still wanted to take the opportunity to be grateful for the light that did shine through. Here I’m sharing what a few of those things are for me.
This year I am thankful for…
First and foremost, I’m thankful to God, for he is the greatest example of love and he always provides. This year would have been a lot tougher if I could not say the words, “Trust God. He’s got this.”
I’ve always appreciated having a place to call home. But this year I’m even more grateful to be in the home I am in. This home gave me more space when suddenly it was the only place I could be. If I had not moved here last year, I would have spent quarantine in a small apartment feeling uninspired while having to work from the same space I lay my head to sleep. Instead I have a whole room designated as an office and let it be used for that – work. While the rest of the space gets to be used as a home.
This home also provides a larger kitchen to cook meals when going to a restaurant was not a go-to option. It provided a backyard of my own to enjoy the warm weather of summer in and have campfires so I was not stuck solely inside. Being in an apartment with others and a shared space would not have lent such comfort. So for my home and all that it has provided in this year, I’m thankful.
Kindness and caring for others
When we first became aware of the fast spread and affects of Covid-19 we united together. We agreed to be “safer at home” to lower the curve and lessen the spread for the safety of not just ourselves, but others. Especially those at greater risk. And while we isolated ourselves in our homes we found ways to connect and check-in with one another. We showed real concern and compassion. We rose up to support our local businesses. We made shifts so others could still be served and supported. While the initial burst has faded; the care, compassion and kindness witnessed at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic was so beautiful to see.
No doubt, I am so so so thankful for my clients!! For each client who continued to work with me and invest in their business and for each new client who committed to their branding, website and marketing in an uncertain time, I am thankful. You allowed me the opportunity to do what I love and continue living my entrepreneurial dream. This year being the first year in my business completely on my own without any part-time job for any part of the year could have left me on shaky ground. But your faith in me and being willing to invest in your business means the world to me. But most importantly, I’m grateful for allowing me the opportunity to connect with you, get to know you, and to serve you.
The harder conversations
Oh yes! This was a year of tough conversations had throughout the world and at times even harder realizations, especially around social justice and equality. But I’m thankful for the recognition, growth and opportunities to teach that these conversations have allowed. May we continue to have these conversations and never stop seeking to show up in love.
Finally, for my family and friends I am always thankful. This year these people have been even more important. Without my mom, family members and friends this year would have been a lot harder mentally. It would have been a lot lonelier and isolating. It would have been a lot more stressful and devastating. But my people are amazing and are always there for me. To my people – I love each and every one of you! 💛
This year may have been a tough year, but it’s also good to remember and be thankful for the blessings we do have, big or small.
“Not every day may be good, but there is something good in every day.”
I’d love to hear what you are thankful for this year. Share in the comment section below.