Anxiety was my bedfellow this morning as I awoke to ever-present awareness that my last paycheck arrives in my bank account on Friday (if we are paid on time), and after that there won't be another. That's pretty scary when the bills will most assuredly continue to arrive. Then I realized that I'm letting fear and anxiety take control, a total contradiction to my belief that God has a plan for me, and for each and every one of us. I need to have faith, and I need to focus on staying positive. That begins with an attitude of gratitude - of being thankful for all the blessings I have. With that in mind I'm going to start sharing some of the many reasons I have to be thankful.
Today and every day I am thankful for the amazing love and support that Papa Bear gives me though good times and hard times, he is the rock I lean on.
I am thankful for my children who check in often just to find out how things are going and to make sure I am holding up okay. I know I can always count on them to be in my corner, and to do their best to cheer me up.
I am also eternally thankful for the love and encouragement of friends and fellow-bloggers who believe in me and encourage me when I begin to doubt myself. I would be lost without you.
Last, but not least tonight, I am thankful for this opportunity to change and grow, and to write a new chapter in my life. I'm praying that it will be a good one, and that I can navigate the transition without too much grumbling and whining. :-)