What am I thankful for this year?

There are lots of things that I am thankful for this year.  I have been very blessed with amazing friends and family.  A lot has happened this year and has made us closer together.  It is amazing to have a community of people that truly care about you, your life, and your work.  I love all of my friends!  They keep my world spinning.  The ones that I only get to see once a year and work so hard at staying connected through Facebook and supporting all of my business decisions, I am so thankful to have met each and every one of you.  All of the many people in the photography support groups.  You guys are amazing 🙂  And of course to my hometown friends, who can meet up for coffee or wine!  I love being able to spend time with each and everyone one of you.  My family, my rock, my greatest support system.  I can’t imagine my life without you guys!  And of course to my husband.  He keeps me going when all I want to do is sit in my PJs and not get off the couch.  Thank you for pushing me to be better.

I am thankful for my health.  So far, I  have been very blessed with a clean bill of health. I will continue to do everything that I can to keep it that way.  I am thankful for exercise and beautiful weather to allow me to go for runs.  When it is not so beautiful outside, I enjoy Yoga.  I am thankful to have that to relax to.  I am also very thankful for the Doctors that are taking amazing care of the many people that are in need right now.  A few special prayers go out multiple times a day for a few close loved ones.

I am thankful for my home, even when it is a disaster, and that my kitchen always has food in it.  I am thankful for a nice vehicle that allows me to go on all of my adventures to see friends, family, and go to work.  I have the best jobs.  They allow me to work from home and the office!  I love being able to help people.  I love being my own boss, and also having a boss!  I am thankful that I am able to balance two jobs and still be able to do what I love to do.  I love that one is all about being creative and the other is all about business.  Being able to use both sides of my brain keeps me sharp 😉

Last but not least,  I am thankful for music.  Music is like art, It can really speak to the soul.  I could listen to music all day long!  I am also thankful for the time that God has given me to be here with you.  I will make sure to use it and get the most out of it.  I am thankful for my eyesight.  I had PRK surgery done a few years ago and it was the best decision I have made.  I love being able to wake up and see the alarm clock in the morning.  That is one think the I will never take for granted.  I am also thankful for the knowledge and experiences that I have have gained and learned from.  Life is the biggest teacher and I have learned so much over the past few years!  I am also thankful for the opportunties that I have had for traveling around the world.  It makes me work harder and want to learn so much more.

My husband

I am especially thankful for this laugh.  He is one person who can get my jokes, even when they really are not funny!  I am thankful that I found someone who can be goofy with me!  I love him!

Today, I really look at everything in my life and think that we need to be thankful for what we have worked hard for and have been blessed with each and every day.  I don’t think that it should just be done once or twice a year.  Tell the people that you care about how much you love them.  Show them that you are present and thankful to have them in your life.

I know I don’t say this near enough, but I really do appreciate each and everyone of you.  You keep my head on straight!  I love you all!!