Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Days 4 and 5

Day 4: I am thankful for the ability to be a blessing to others.  It wasn't that long ago that Pat and I were on the receiving end of people's generousity and it can be a very humbling thing.  I am grateful that God has blessed us with much so that we can help out those who are in the same spot we remember so vividly.

Day 5: I am thankful for my job.  When I first started at Citibank I knew nothing about mortgages or the process.  I have now been with the company for almost 2 years and although there were some parts that were challenging, I am grateful to have a job and for the opportunity of growth within the company.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A month of gratitude

Since everyone else is doing it, I'm going to as well.  I am going to post something I'm thankful for every day until Thanksgiving.  I am a few days late but here we go:

1. I am thankful to have a God that loves me enough to take care of me in every circumstance of my life.  I am thankful to the people the first shared God's love with me and to those who I've looked to for leadership and guidance when God seemed to be so far away.  I know that God is love and I am grateful that he is a generous God that gives way more than we could ever ask.

2. I am thankful for friends.  Some of our best friends we met when Pat and I first started dating and even though they haven't lived close to us for a little over 8 years, when we see them it feels as though they've never left.  I love their kids as my own and couldn't ask for a more sincere friendship in them.  I know that when I need someone to talk to I can always rely on her to give me what I need to hear and not just what I want to hear.  I am grateful they they are God-loving friends that have helped steer Pat and myself down the right path numerous times.

3. I am grateful that we live in a state that we can experience all 4 seasons.  Sure, I like some of the seasons more than others but each one I like for different reasons.  I love winter and the cold.  I love how pretty everything is covered in a blanket of snow and how quiet everything is.  I love that everything is decorated so pretty for Christmas and the ambiance of the holiday season.  I love spring because it signifies new life.  I love how green and fresh everything is, the flowers are in full bloom and make the spring so colorful and beautiful.  I love summer because of the long days, the extra time I get to spend with the kiddos, and of course swimming.  Fall is by far my favorite.  I love the cool nights and mornings with the warm days.  I love the colors of fall, fall fashions (even though I'm not fashionable), the smells of fall with the pumpkin scents and the smell of fire pits.  I love the crunching of leaves that have fallen to the ground.