In all my years of celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, none has hit home like this year. As with many things of late, I was present. At one point over the holiday I was lying in bed when a rush of happiness washed over me bringing me to tears. My tears were appreciative tears, tears as a result of being set free. I am happy “for the first time in forever” (thank you Anna & Elsa) not because I have life but because I am finally living life or at least finding out how to live… truly L-I-V-E.
I have so much thanks in my heart for #mynewnormal. Happiness doesn't mean I never get sad or have disappointments. That's inevitable. It means I enjoy making my own paradise. It means I feel rich. I feel full. I feel complete. I'm learning how to make my own paradise by learning what really makes life rich. How can I not be thankful? And one could say that I should have had that all along but I say the past is just that… the past. I am living in the present having learned lessons from my past and building a better future for myself and my beautiful family. I think that’s what life is about. Enjoy what's around you no matter how much of it you have. And be sure the special people in your life know how much you love them.
I’m looking forward to sharing more of my life with you next year. We are recreating the blog so that I can share my personal journey of self-exploration, my experiences as a stay at home mom, and my adventures as an #amateurchef. Hopefully you’ll laugh as much as I do these days. My life (mainly my sweet Pepper) definitely keeps me on my toes!
Happy holiday's sweet friends!!!