This year has been one of struggles for my family and extended family. From health issues affecting those we love, to mental health problems, to dealing with problematic teenagers, we have seen it all.
I still do thank God for all my blessings, and I also ask HIM for strength to deal with the things I cannot change. Life can be so busy, so stressful, so demanding and yet so rewarding. I celebrate all those small moments that bring joy to my life because I know that there is always someone out there dealing with a lot of heartache.
At times we think that we are drowning because of the problems/situations we have, that we forget to take the time to savor the small yet good things that happen to us on a daily basis. It would be super easy to rant about all the problems I have, but I rather concentrate on my children’s health, the strength of the bond my husband and I have, the fact that we are both blessed with a job so we can provide for our family, the fact that I still have my mom and my grandmothers, the fact that I have cousins that I love and they totally adore me, the fact that I have spectacular friends that are more family than friends, the fact that despite minor health issues, I am still strong for my kids. So many things to be thankful for…
I wish people would swap their negative thinking for the positive happening in their lives. There is something good happening in our lives right now, but like I mentioned before, we, for some reason, chose to keep the bad instead of the good. It takes time, courage and determination…it’s like taking a leap of faith, but if you start bringing positive thoughts to your head as soon as something negative pops up, you will start making good changes in your life.
I have turmoil in my life right now, I am scared, but I chose to think about the great life my God has giving me…and I will stay focus on that. Have a great and bless day.by