A Little Thanks

I thought it was appropriate with Turkey Day being tomorrow that I write from a more intimate and personal perspective.

I’m looking out my window this morning at all the leaves that need raking in the front yard. And I thought to myself what a pain-in-the-you-know-what it is and how I’m dreading it! Then I laughed at myself. What the hell’s the big deal? It’s just raking some stupid leaves. I should be so lucky.

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of everyday life (household chores, bills, work, etc), and find yourself focusing on the negatives and things that are out of your control.

This is where I’m suppose to say that a “Snoloha” moment is needed. But I’m not.

This is where a little reflection and perspective is needed. This is when you take a step back, a deep breath, and really look at what you can be thankful for. Yes, times get tough. But isn’t it also true that things do happen for a reason? I believe it does.

I have days when I think about how extremely difficult and stressful it is starting and running a business. Then I find myself focusing on the stresses. I have to step back and be thankful for the support from my fiance, my friends, my family, and my customers. I am grateful for the opportunity to fulfill my dream. And I could never have reached this point without all the support.

What are you grateful for? Go ahead and answer. It actually feels really good.

So thank you everyone, for everything. Now I have to go rake some leaves…

“Yesterday’s over my shoulder
So I can’t look back for too long
There’s just too much to see
Waiting in front of me
And I know that I just can’t go wrong”

~Jimmy Buffett, “Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes”

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