I'll be honest. I've struggled this year with focusing on all of my blessings. We've had a few kicks...BUT today I want to focus on all the things I'm grateful for this year.
First and most important: My husband Tod.
He's been the best friend and support a girl could ask for. He gives regular back rubs and still opens the door for me. He tells me I'm beautiful when I feel like a fat cow. He makes me laugh on a daily basis! Don't know what I'd do without him!
My children continue to be a challenge but I realize when I take the time to focus - that they're teaching me how to be patient and look at my own shortcomings (of which there are many!) They say that what you don't like in someone else is often your own 'stuff' showing up as a reflection. I would say that's probably true. I know that no matter what, I love them with all my heart and will miss them terribly when they're not around.
My friends have become such an important part of my life. Old and new, my friends continue to encourage and support me...share laughs and good times....remind me of my good qualities (of which there are many!) Good times with my friends and knowing that when times are tough I have several people that would be there in a heart beat!
So this Christmas I have no need for presents. I am a rich woman!
Thank you all!