Today is Saturday…LOl I failed again on getting this post out on actual Thursday. But it’s okay.
You can be thankful on any day of the week!
This week, my birthday was on Thursday. It was a fun day. Well, actually in all honesty, it started out terribly. Lots of tears. Lots of crying. Lots of unhappy children. But after lunch and rest time, everyone was feeling a bit better. We didn’t have any big plans for my birthday because we had planned a birthday party with friends the next evening. I had a friend message me and invited me out to St. John’s to take photos and enjoy nature. I took the opportunity to get out of the house and do something I love.
My friend and I had a great time chatting. The weather was perfect and if you know anything about photography, we went during golden hour. The fall leaves were beautiful. We shared photography tips and life issues. My whole life, I had been sad that I don’t have ‘more’ friends. Friendships have always been hard for me to make and keep. I just put a wall and it takes a long time to tear it down, and people just don’t have time for that. My roommate in college is about the only person who has stuck with me through thick and thin..I guess she is in it for the long haul.
My husband told me once to open my eyes and take a look around because I am a lovable and joyful person and people are drawn to that. Sure enough when I opened my eyes and let my guard and walls come down a bit, I started to notice all the people who love me and care about me and want to hang out with me. I am loved and I am thankful for the people in my life.
People who invite me to be real and share my life with them
People who are on their way out-of-town to bury their mother and still stop by my house with a birthday gift.
People who come early to chat with me and are real with me
People who don’t mind if I use their house to hide from my children and responsibilities.
People who can handle my sarcasm and dish it out just as fast.
People who are in the middle of a crisis and still take the time to stop by on my birthday to say hello even when they don’t feel like it.
People who love me for my crazy self with out judgement or criticism.
I am thankful that I am loved by so many special people. I am thankful for a husband who calls me out and challenges me to be a better person.