Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is a time that causes me to slow down and really think about all the things I have to be grateful for in my life.  I need this yearly reminder to kind of reset my outlook and get ready for a new year ahead.  I have many reasons to give thanks.  I often take for granted things like my health and the health of my family, enough food, a house to live in, a car to drive, heat for my house, clean water to drink, and time to reflect.  

One of the things I am so grateful for is time.  I worked full time for many years as a school psychologist.  It was a very stressful job.  One of those jobs with a great deal of responsibility and very little authority or control over the funding and processes that impact the job.  While there are parts of it that I miss, I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to stay home and focus on my family. 

I am so enjoying having the time to reflect, to think about my life, what I want, how to do things, what is important.  I even have time to learn about running an online business, learning about technology (ok, so I am slow, but I am coming along), and even exploring my creative side in new projects. It is definately a blessing!

I am learning to be thankful for my age.  I no longer care too much what people think of me and so I am becoming free to be completely myself; genuine, and authentic.  I don't have a need for everyone to like me; I know not everyone will, and that is ok.   I like to think I am continuing to grow and become a better person though I am doing it for myself instead of others.  I am pretty happy in my own skin.  Coming to a place where you like yourself, are comfortable and even enjoy time alone takes quite a few years for most of us.  I have many things to be thankful for; too numerous to list them all. 

I hope that this Thanksgiving you have time to reflect and realize what a wonderful person you are now, and that you will become even better as you age, more comfortable, more centered.  I am especially thankful for all of you who take the time to read my random thoughts and keep returning.  It means so much to me!  I hope you have many blessings this Thanksgiving season. 


Sue said...

I am thankful I have 2 jobs, and the time to make my wind chimes,
I am most thankful for the time I have left with my Dad who can be grumpy:}

Rene' said...

Hi Tracie!
I love this idea and how great it would be for a wedding!!I am so thankful that you became a follower and I'm following you now too! I look forward to getting to know you more and sharing creative ideas!! Have a wonderful weekend!!


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