The thing about Thanksgiving is pretty much I am at a peaceful time in my life. I’m definitely not saying I don’t have any worries because of course I do, I worry quite a lot actually. However my worries have changed over the years and now I guess I’ve pretty much reached a content place.
I think my Thanksgiving Day will be filled with being thankful for pretty much some of what I am always thankful for, like my children, my cute little loving dog, my new found hobby and being content finally with who I am. I have four beautiful children, all of whom are grown and doing fine for the most part. Makes a person feel quite old I must say.
I have a new found hobby that I dearly love and has given me something exciting and new to throw myself into. I have a cute little dog that dearly loves me and I guess pretty much he makes me feel needed which comes in handy since my kids are all grown.
I’m thankful for my job because I have always thrown myself into my work and I love nursing. Not to mention anyone that has a job during this recession has to be thankful for that this time of the year. I guess I also would have to admit that I am good at my job, I have always strived to do a good job at anything that I have done and it makes me feel good about myself to know that I am a very caring and personable nurse who takes the time to do things properly.
I moved this year into an older home and I painted the rooms, fixed the leaks, etc and I must say I really like it. It is big and homey. Plus it has a beautiful deck with a great big yard that I put a rocker on so I could watch the sunset every evening.
I’m very thankful that my mother is around and I must say I really enjoy our telephone calls. I don’t have her the way my younger sister does, but she means the world to me and after all these years it is good that we finally have what I think is a much stronger relationship, at least it is stronger than it has been in years.
I’m thankful that my dad is also around for me, I haven’t always been in his good graces but over the years I have to say that we have also found a level that is comfortable for the both of us.
Relatively speaking though I must say I am content. I remember once I was teaching this “adult – married” Sunday school class and we were discussing the topic if you were happy with what all you had achieved in life. I think pretty much everyone in the class had spoken and I remember my comments were that I was happy and had a beautiful family however of course I had always wanted the perfect life. The one with the picket fence and a two car garage, etc. I remember stating that I was happy with my children and my job but I thought at the age I was I should have been higher up in my job or achieved more in my life than I had. One of the well to do married couples that was taking my class spoke up and I remember her words to this day. She said “Kim, you have more going for you than you know. You have a beautiful family and a great ability to make people at ease and happy. Your very smart and very lucky. I on the other hand have that two car garage and my husband and I have great careers however we don’t have what you have. We have always been unable to have children and we are like ships passing in the night. We don’t enjoy life the way you seem to, so you are very lucky and very wrong about what you have achieved.” I remember that made such an impact not only on me but everyone in the class. She was right then and even after all these years she is still right.
I am truly thankful of being me!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone and God Bless.