Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Be thankful...

Today I received an email from my mama, that summed up how I feel today....beyond blessed.  Two years ago, I doubt I would have said that.  But as you get older, you get wiser and that cup starts to runneth over.  We all lose sight, that it could ALWAYS be worse.  Enjoy what you have, to the fullest. Stop wishing you had more money, that your pants were looser and that your gray hairs weren't there.  Because what is most important is that YOU ARE HERE!!!  Life is a gift.  I see that now.  I truly do.  I wouldn't change a single thing about my life.  I mean that!!  I would go through all the good, the bad and the ugly, if that means it gets me to where I am today....madly in love with the best husband in the world, at peace with who I am, mommy to the most amazing babies, daughter to the most supportive and loving parents, sister to two AMAZING women, that I look up to and a friend, to so many amazing people.  Some of which I met through this blog.  So as we approach the holidays, remember, it's not about the ads or the best deals, out there.  It truly should be all about enjoying all the we have...with our loved ones. 

"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy, and if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."



"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness.. You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day."



"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... You are ahead of 700 million people in the world."



"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world."



"If your parents are still alive and still married.... you are very rare."



"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair......."


  1. I loved this! I needed this! I love you!

  2. This is amazing! Thank you so much Lori ! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family! Wishing you well!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! It's so important to be appreciative of what we have, thank you for sharing.

  5. Truth!!! This post sums up how I feel most days. The world needs less want and more thanks. We are truly blessed. Thank you for putting it out there!!! Love ya girl