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Here is my first entry below:
I am so thankful for so many things..today I am going to say that I am thankful to live in this country. Yes its hard, very hard and trying and challenging at times but it's still a free country and I am very very thankful to be here.
I am thankful for all the friends that I have in my life. Some I've known for a short time and others for years. Even a couple since back in 6th grade and some since high school and of course others just online but regardless I love each and every one of my friends. They each mean a lot to me and I'm very very thankful to have each of them in my life.
I am thankful for my children. My children are my life! They are growing up and are all teens now and I am learning that they don't need me there by there side 24/7's like they use too..they are growing and taking care of there selves and growing into great young men and my daughter is growing up way too fast as well and growing into a great young lady. We all have our days but for the most part they are great teens..very thankful that they listened to me and don't go out drinking or partying or trying to sneak out or any of that stuff. They do great in school and love to listen to music and write, some great characteristics that they have picked up on from me.
Today I am thankful for all the things that I get to do...I guess this goes somewhat with living in this country where we have our freedoms. I am thankful to be sitting here at home on a beautiful nice day and catching up on things that I choose too..like my reviews and giveaways etc. I am so thankful that I get to choose what I want to do today and not be told what to do or not be expected to do certain things today. I get to spend time with my kids and for a couple of hours in the evening I get to watch a Lifetime movie that I want to watch or watch Amazing Race or anything that I want too for that matter. So thankful just to be here and living this life with freedom to say/do and blog what I want..freedom is a wonderful and powerful thing.
Today I am thankful for surprises!! LOL..I got a couple of them so far today and good ones so I am going to say I'm thankful for surprises..at least the good ones :)
Today with the election going on (in which I will be happy when its over either way) I am thankful that we get to share our opinions and have freedom of speech and get the chance to go out and vote!! I am so very thankful that we get to have the right to go out and choose who we want to run our country. Freedom is a big thing that I think that we some times take as a little thing and take it for granted, until we realize that its gone then that is when we most appreciate it. I am thankful that we have the choice to have a president in our country.
Today I am thankful that we had the right too choose to re-elect our President of the US. I am thankful that the election is over, said and done and we can now move forward on with our busy, chaotic and sometimes stressful lives without having to worry about, stress about or hear negative campaign ads.
Today I am so very thankful to have work. I know that there are millions of Americans without work and for me to be blessed enough to not only be thankful to be working out of my home office but to have several clients and work that is hopefully staying to be steady work. I am thankful for that. I am thankful for all the opportunities that are coming my way right now. I know that some people might say/think oh she's not really working if she's working "at home" but I am. I have been for over 12 years. And no, its not a business opp like Melaleuca or Avon or anything like that, its a job but I'm still an Independent Contractor who is self-employed but moving up on that real fast which I am very very thankful for. I am very thankful that I have the right attitude etc for being a customer service agent and my other love (real estate) so I can do both and not only learn from it as I'm working but also help others in the process.
Thankful that I have raised awesome kids and taught them well. Today my youngest son Sean who just turned 14 last month, he saved a kid's life today!!! I am BEYOND PROUD of him!!!
He was walking to school and crossing the street and heard a car coming fast, he turned around and saw a little kid (6 or 7 or maybe 8) crossing the street with the SUV coming fast and didn't look that it was going to stop or slow down or anything, my son pulled the kids backpack and pulled him out of the street!!!!! The SUV just kept on going never once slowing down or stopping anything!! Thankfully my son pulled the kid without thinking and saved him!!! This is a neighborhood where there are a couple of schools right here blocks from us and NO vehicle should be going fast around here as they KNOW that there are schools and kids walking all the time around here!! I am SO THANKFUL that my son grabbed the kids backpack and pulled him out of the way!!! My sons friends told a teacher or someone at his school and they announced it on the intercom for the whole school to know that he did a very brave and great thing and saved a kids life!!! And he got other special things like pretzels at lunch that he likes and a few other treats. So very very PROUD and THANKFUL that he has grown up into this young and great teen that cares for others and saved a kids life!!!
I am thankful for my kids and my friends that are my family.
I am thankful today that I have gotten back some great things from my mother that my step-dad brought to me tonight. My guitar that my uncle gave me on my 5th birthday and 2 year books from back in middle school and a piggy bank with a few 2 dollar bills and a ton of change in it. Will share pics on here in another blog..
I am thankful today for the little things. For the chance to be able to get out and go to the store when I choose and to be able to walk outside and snap a few pictures of the sky just because I can and want too.
I am so thankful today for my children's health. I am a huge fan of Kidd's Kids (its a program that Kidd Kraddick does every year and takes I believe its 50 families to Disney World for 5 days. It breaks my heart every year when I hear about the families and all they are going through with the kids that are sick) I am so so very thankful and blessed to of had 4 very healthy kids. 2 of my kids have not that great eyesight and one of mine has hearing loss in one ear, but compared to other kids that is nothing for them compared to having cancer and other diseases that are sadly in the end fatal...my heart, thoughts and prayers goes out to the families that are going through rough times with there sick child or children.
I am thankful again for the little things like the electricity that we have and use and sometimes probably take for granted and also for the other things that I have like the cable and net so that I have the choice and freedom of getting online at anytime that I choose. I know that some places in some countries they don't have that luxury to get online at home and go to a cafe or wherever to get on etc.
I am thankful that I got another client today to work for. I am so thankful, grateful, blessed and excited that I have another client and he's in the RE field which I absolutely love! So I will be doing part time work to start out for this client but I can't wait to move along further with him.
And I am thankful that I bought my domain the other day for my work site and I will be working on it tonight and through out the weekend to get it up and going and add things and start hiring others to work from home for me. I have several positions that are available so I am looking forward to putting things on my site to get it going and get my name out there not only as a blogger but as a business woman :)
Thankful for the little things like running water! I know that its a little thing but you just don't realize what you have until you actually think about it..
Thankful for a roof over my head!! So thankful that I have a roof over my children and my heads. So heartbreaking for those that don't have one...
So thankful that when I get sick that it doesn't turn into something major and have to go into the hospital and go through things that I don't even know about. Like the people out there that have allergies or have things wrong with them that when they get sick the littlest tiniest thing makes them really bad off and going in the hospital etc.
Thankful to be able to go out and get what I want when I want too. I can send the kids to go get pizzas for supper or send them to the store to get something. Especially thankful for that when I am sick like I am now!
Thankful that I have raised 4 great children that are turning out to be great young adults that enjoy school (well 3 out of the 4 do) and they enjoy learning like I do.
Thankful to be involved in groups on facebook for great giveaways and other things :)
November 22nd -
Thankful for my pets :) I have 4 cats, 3 females that have been with us for years and 1 male that made his self at home here. Bunnie is my very very spoiled princess!! She's a white calico and is spoiled and is an inside cat. She's 5 years old. Pumpkin is our long haired orange baby girl. She is also 5 years old. And then there is Freckles, she's our black cat with white under her chin and on her paws and tummy, she's 6 years old. I treasure each of them. Pumpkin and Freckles likes to go roaming outside and they are great about staying around here and not running off. They are great babies and I really don't know what I would do without any of them. The little boy cat is orange short haired, I call him little butt!
I am thankful for all the great sales! I am sure I am going to be taking advantage of a few of those sales that you can't beat for Black Friday, although I am not going out and doing the whole store thing, I am doing it the relaxing way online :)
Thoughts and prayers going out to everyone on the East coast that is being affected by hurricane Sandy...