5 Things I'm Thankful For

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Back home folks are celebrating the American Thanksgiving holiday with food, family and joy. This is a holiday that my family and I usually celebrated in passing; meaning, if they didn't actually have to (or choose to) work for time + half, then we might get together and do something. We really aren't holiday people.

In the past couple weeks I've been reflecting and journaling (hello mindfulness) on what I'm thankful for. I do this throughout the year but I suppose now is a good time to reflect, too.


I am thankful for health and a mostly sound mind.

After being sick and shut in for a couple days last week, I'm reminded that we shouldn't take good health for granted. I don't do anything reckless, and I rarely get sick. So on the rare occasion that I do fall ill, I get wimpy and irritable 😂 But all in all, I'm in excellent health and I am so very grateful for this. I'm trying to get better at allowing myself time to heal without feeling guilty, too.

And while it's almost the real stressful time of year at work, I'm maintaining and keeping my composure. That's tough for many reasons, but thank God for natural patience.
*knocks on wood*


I am thankful for my lifestyle.

Hard to believe but my contract at my gig in Qatar will be up this year; time flies!!

Half of me wants to remain here for the stability and coin, and the other half deeply yearns for the comforts of home.  I've been away for four years now (also hard to believe) and I'm torn. If I don't go home I definitely want to be closer. I have exactly a week to make a decision.

That aside, it's truly a blessing to be able to pick and choose your next move, and the world is your oyster. Some days I can't even believe that this is my life 😌

I am thankful for November.

This just might be my favorite month of the year. Perfect weather and happy feelings.


I am thankful for the ability to travel.

Nuff said. I'm off on another adventure next month.

I am thankful for a tenacious and empathetic disposition.

Think beyond yourself; but not at the expense of yourself.

Speak your peace and be at peace is the motto. I embody this; and while others may not understand it, I'm okay with that. I'm okay with me.

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