In today’s post I want to go on and on about things I am thankful for.

I’m not sure if that will benefit you at all, but I don’t necessarily write to be read.

Don’t get me wrong of course I would like to be read.

But I write because it’s a form of therapy, it forces me to slow down.

(As an Enneagram 7 that’s critical.)

I am thankful for air conditioning, clean drinking water, and blankets.

I am thankful for my whole family – all of them.

I am thankful for my husband’s job that not only pays the bills but that he enjoys.

I’m thankful for pasta, vegetables, and ice cream.

I’m thankful for showers, cell phones, and books.

I’m thankful that I know how to read and drive.

I’m thankful for the many years of education I was privileged to have.

I’m thankful to speak two languages.

I’m thankful that I’m married and learning how to be a mama beside that same/totally different man that I married.

I’m thankful for my daughter that’s sleeping so I can write this.

I’m thankful for the breath in my lungs , and the glasses on my face.

This post may not be poetic profound or inspiring. 

But it is true.

Today as I lay here and was wracking my brain trying to figure out what to share and say, I realized I just really wanted to share how thankful I am for all the things little and small of this life. Just naming a few.

It’s not Thanksgiving, but being intentional on giving thanks especially via writing keeps me grounded.

It reminds me of all the privilege that I have, and writing it all down really … keeps me accountable. What am I going to do with all that I’ve been given?

I want to I need to give it back, I’ve been given so much and have so much to be thankful for I want to share it all.

My experiences, my blessings, my gifts, my knowledge. 

We’re blessed to be a blessing and with great power comes great responsibility so I suppose if I could mash up those two infamous expressions  I would say:

“With the great power of being blessed,comes the great responsibility of blessing others”.

Being blessed is a great responsibility, I don’t want to take it for granted.

I have to use that power to bless others.

Post Author: Thressa Irving

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