They say that everyday you should give thanks and feel grateful for something. I do, everyday I give thanks and everyday I feel grateful for the people in my life who give it true meaning. Over the years people come and go, some barely leaving a print, while others touch our lives significantly, leaving us with a lasting impression. Crossing their paths will give us treasures that are sometimes beyond imagining, and are more valuable than any possession.
In 2005, my husband and I, moved to a small town. Now at first I didn't think I would really like it too much. I am a City Girl after all. I love the diversity and abundance in choices, the hustle and the bustle (and yes the traffic) and everything else that the City has to offer. I guesstimated that maybe we would live here, in this small town, for a year, maybe two, before I had to hightail it back to the big City.
We moved to the small town after a stressful, life altering change, thinking that it would help us recover, plus it was a lot more affordable than the big City. We are only an hour and a half away from the big City, so I didn't feel like it was too drastic of a change, or too much of a sacrifice, or too far from those that I love. I was close enough to get my big City fix, if need be.
Moving to this small town was one of the best things to happen to me. The people in this community have been a God send during the rough times, and have enriched my life through the good and the bad, in more ways than I can count. I discovered, 'The Volunteer' in me, sometimes more than I should, and became involved in different projects and committees. I enjoy the closeness and the it-takes-a-village attitude everyone has here.
So everyday I am grateful and I give thanks to all of you that have made a difference in my life, now and in the past. And I look forward to being grateful and thankful for you tomorrow. And to those that have yet to come, I am grateful and thankful for you, as well.
Expressing myself with gratitude........