Today is the birthday of Ten Things of Thankful. I was invited to this group by Dyanne who I met while participating in the A - Z Challenge a couple of months ago. I always say, God brings people to our paths in the right timing, and meeting Dyanne was no exception.
Along the paths of blogging, I have met some wonderful people. Ten Things of Thankful has blessed me so much since I joined their blog hop. I have enjoyed reading other posts of the things they are thankful for during the week. I too have had comments left on my posts.
Happy Birthday Ten Things of Thankful...I hope to be a part of this journey for years to come.
Life, Breath, and Just Being are three of the things I am thankful for today. Each of them can stand alone - but at the same time, they need the other to accentuate the next.
Without breath, we would not have life. Without life, we would not be. When I have been in dark times, I cannot do anything but just be. This is when I reflect on life. This is when I take those nice slow breaths...
Today, I am also thankful for my health. I have been extremely sick since the middle of February and finally, I am feeling much better. I still have some healing to do, but each day I am becoming stronger. That is a good thing!
I am thankful that my weight has finally started to drop. Through this illness I mentioned above, I have been on massive amounts of steroids. The scales were slowly creeping upwards to numbers I am embarrassed to even say out loud. When I weighed myself this morning, I have dropped almost 15 pounds since last week. I noticed the shorts I have on today seem to lose around the waistline. This is a good thing!!! Some of this weight gain was water retention. The doctors have had me on several different diuretics, but I have not noticed the difference until today. Daily the scales were telling me a different story. I am doing the happy dance - not literally though as I tweaked my back on Monday while watching my grandson and I cannot hardly move right now...but in my mind, I am dancing!
I am thankful for the opportunity of participating in other blog challenges. Currently, I am doing The Color of the Day. It is hosted by The Mommies Review/Glenda Cates. If you are friends with me, you will see that I have been posting the daily prompts. Many of my friends have been playing along. It is exciting to see what others come up with each day. Very soon, I will participate in the Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC). It is held every couple of months. It was the very first blog challenge I ever participated in.
Family is always something to be thankful for. I have been hurt many times by my family. I have hurt them. I have learned through the years how to forgive my family. I am thankful for forgiveness. I just wished others would learn the meaning of the word.
I am thankful for friends I have met along the way. They have been my constant. I have several friends I call my BFF's.
Several months ago, I created a small space in the front yard to create a flower garden in memory of my mom. The flowers have started blooming. They are beautiful. I am thankful for their beauty. They smell amazing too.
Finally, I am thankful for the opportunity of genealogy. I have met some amazing new family members on my journey of walking with the ancestors. Being able to connect with them through Social Media and the telephone has been wonderful. I have had the opportunity of seeing many photos of great grandparents that otherwise would have never been found. The stories that I have learned as well have been priceless! In fact, I have learned through the TToT - I connect with several distant cousins here in the group. How cool is that!?
Until next time...
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