Tuesday, June 17, 2014

G is for the Good Things {Blogging through the Alphabet}

Ben and Me

So I have fallen off the Blogging through the Alphabet wagon for the past few weeks but I will be completing those posts later on.  For now, we are on to the letter G.

G is for Good Things in Life

Lately, there is so much negativity in the world and not nearly enough appreciation for the Good things that we are blessed with in this life.  In the news daily, there is constant death, stealing, bullying, and more.  Concentrating on these are sure to drag us all down and creep into to destroy happiness in our lives.  Many people come to dwell upon these negatives, losing thankfulness for the great things happening around them.

I, personally, share a lot of these things through my Facebook page and then see them shared forward by others.  A few weeks ago, this negativity really hit me straight in the heart.  I realized that this is not what I want to known as: The Negative Facebook Poster.  I, instead, wish to bring light and love to others through our lives, shining like a bright star.

Over the past few days, I have actively chosen NOT to be on Facebook and to share mostly positive things (I've been doing that for a few weeks now).  Sure the negative and local news still sneaks through (I often share for some of my local friends who would miss out on the news if not for those posts and have actually asked for me to share them) but I am making an active effort to be choosier about those posts.

A friend tagged me in a post the other day to share positive things, and I felt it was lead to me after realizing I needed to do these things already.  I want to be more appreciative and I know that sharing these small things I'm thankful for will  help me realize just how lucky I am to be blessed to live and love in this life.

So hear are 5 things I'm currently thankful for aka my Good Things in Life:

1.  Always and forever, foremost I am thankful for my children:  Sami, Nani, Debi, Winston, Mimi, Justain Laycie and Jackson.  They are such blessings for us.

2.  I'm thankful for Josh, for the Father and the Husband he is.  For the love he gives to use and how hard he works to provide a home and life for these kids.

3.  I'm thankful for my Momma.  I couldn't raise three kids with Epilepsy and Involuntary Breath Holding Spells without my Momma.  She is there when I just can't do anymore.  She loves and cares and helps every single day and I'm so thankful to be blessed with a Momma that loves me and my children so much.

4.  I'm thankful for Prayers.  Without them, we'd be lost.  So many times a simple prayer has gotten me through, even when my faith was small and frail, these prayers have carried me through.  For that I'm thankful.

5.  I'm thankful for Life, for everyday when I wake up and share the day with my children, family and friends.  So many times, I just go through the process of the day but there is never a day when I don't see the "Life" we are given as a blessing and there's never a day that I'm not thankful for another day with my babies.  I know that this can be taken at any moment and I try to live it fully and to enjoy every moment I have.  I try to teach my children to do the same and never take a minute for granted.

These are only a few of the many things I am thankful for.  What are you thankful for today?  What are some things you can do to be more appreciative of your day to day life?  Share with me in the comments below!

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