It's that time of year again where we reflect on all those we are grateful for. And as I worked on my list of each and everyone and the insurmountable (things) that I am thankful for this season, it dawned on me - that maybe we ought to THANK ourselves.
Most certainly, I am thankful for my health, the health of my family and friends, and all those close to each of them. I am also thankful for the gift of my career and every part that goes into developing my brand into all that it can be. I am thankful for kind people, Starbucks coffee, mornings when I sneak an extra hour in home alone, my dogs, my Pinot Noir, and my relationship with so, so many people on different paths in life.
As I was fussing over my "thanks" list - I realized that maybe this year I should start with "thanking" myself. It really does start there; I mean really being grateful for ME and the effort I put in to making life as perfect as it can be for all those around me. I am as guilty as the next person for having a bad day, not appreciating someone or something that has gotten in my way, and taking my disappointment out on someone I love. But overall, I really give life my best effort and I think that is something to be thankful for. I have made a conscious choice to work hard and assemble all that happens around me in the most positive way. It's not always perfect - but it is to be honored.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!!