With the Thanksgiving Holiday approaching we get all wrapped up in the food and forget about giving thanks. I myself have been guilty of that in the years past. This year I want to share with you some of what I am thankful for and not in any particular order.
I am thankful for my family, without them I wouldn't be who I am today. My husband, kids and grand babies love me unconditionally. I love them with all my heart.
Next I am thankful for my ALS Family - They are there for me and my family with so much support, encouragement and laughter and smiles. If one needs help they will put the word out for others to help support.
I am also very thankful to be able to help find treatment and a cure for ALS and to be able to raise awareness. This disease has and is continually taking things away from me, but it will not take away my spirit and willingness to continue to fight.
I am so very thankful to God, He has blessed me in so many ways not just monetary ways. I know God has helped me through many trials and he continues to be right with me and when I can't go any further he carries me through. He listens to me and loves me and is always forgiving.
Next I am so thankful that I have learned to be able to forgive, over the past years I carried anger around with me and much of it was me not being able to see what my faults were and accepting responsibility to what I needed to do to change and to learn to forgive. I am still working on this as it is never easy for anyone to accept blame.
I am so thankful for the beautiful memories I have of my Mom. She wasn't perfect but she was and always will be perfect at being herself and my mom. Her love was and is never ending.
Now that I have shared just a few things so I ask you... What are you thankful for?
Also I am asking as the Holidays fast approach remember those who are without, do something to put a smile on faces. Visit a nursing home or a hospital. Help out someone in your neighborhood. Remember a smile cost you nothing but means the world to someone who has nothing.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING and God Bless