So I was reading The Clothes Make the Girl the other day and she had a post which was part of a series…I don’t think there was a title for it, and I believe she modeled it after someone else…but basically it’s 5 short lists of 5 positive things about yourself.  I thought that sounded like a great way to start off my new year…so here’s my first list!

Five things for which I am grateful:

1. My boyfriend.  This is an easy one for me because I usually do some version of this list every night as I go to sleep.  The list changes every now and then, but my #1 always stays the same.  I’ll try not to get too sappy on ya, so let me just say he is my best friend and partner in crime and I wouldn’t be there person I am today without him.

2. My boyfriend’s kids.  They have opened my eyes to what life as a parent is (thank you Mom & Dad – I had no idea!!)  And even though I am only a part-time insta-mom, it is a blessing to see the world through their eyes.  They make me laugh, they make me think, they make me want to be a better person.

3. Our home.  We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, but besides the location, we have made our house our home.  I’m not sure I’ve felt that way about any other place I’ve lived.

4. Our lifestyle.  We do not work 9-5 jobs.  We do not get 2 weeks vacation per year.  We do not get holidays off.  And I wouldn’t change a thing.

5. For all the places I’ve been, for all the people I’ve met, and for all the things I’ve done that brought me to where I am today.  That might be a 3-in-1 all-incompassing answer, but it’s true.  I’ve had some pretty amazing opportunities in my life, I’ve traveled around the world, I have friends far and wide, and I’m so grateful for it all!


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