Sunday, November 25, 2018

# 11 | 4 Things I am Grateful-Thankful-Blessed With This Year


Like most of us, this is the time of the year when thankfulness, gratitude, and awareness of all that I have has been in my mind. I wanted to share with you the 4 things I am grateful for this year.

Dictionary.com describes gratefulness as:
warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful:
o   I am grateful to you for your help.
expressing or actuated by gratitude:
o   a grateful letter.
pleasing to the mind or senses; agreeable or welcome; refreshing:
o   a grateful breeze.

This post is a sort of grateful letter, to let you know/express what I am thankful for this year.

1. My partner in all things
Words cannot express what my friendship, relationship, and marriage to Alex has meant to me. Every day is a new chance to get to know something about each other, mend and grow our family.

Alex started to become an essential part of my life in December of 2014. Our friendship blossomed to the point where we were talking two times daily by the following December.

Pic from a recent monthly BIG date night

I am grateful for his leadership, his expertise, and his patience with me and my shortcomings.  I am also thankful for his ability to tell me just what I need to hear, even if I did not ask for it.

For walking with me through difficult things like going to the gym 3-4 times a week. His help with schoolwork that just goes into one ear and out the other. And, the way he is able/learned to deal with my anxiety.

I am grateful to be his wife. Though like most marriages, we do not live a cookie cutter life, I look forward to eternity with him. I look forward to learning more from him and being partners in raising our future children.

2. The person that believed in me, when I did not
Often it takes someone believing in you, for you to honestly believe in yourself. This is one reason why it is essential to surround yourself with people who only want you to succeed. I have such a person in my life.



His name is Joe. Though I met him when I was already in my mid-20s, he helped shape my life, he helped me understand new things about myself that I did not know.

He is there for me always, and if you do not have a Joe in your life, you need to find one ASAP. 😊 I don’t mind being your Joe, as you learn to believe in yourself more than you already do.

When I was diagnosed with mild depression in 2014, he told me to try meditation and eventually a therapist. That is something that my Haitian heritage would have frowned upon.

Talk therapy was the best thing that could have happened to me, and without Joe's physical, emotional and mental support of me, I would not be where I am today in life.

One day in October 2015, he asked me if I did not feel like my relationship with him was that of a daughter and father. I thought he was entirely out of his mind and told him that I disagreed, but like many things he had the vision to see what I could not.

Joe is the father I never had, and one day I hope my children will grow to love him as their grandfather. He will forever be the most influential person in my adult life.

3. New Beginnings
One of the biggest things I am most grateful for this year is for this blog. I did not start off this year thinking about blogging. But here we are.

While Alex and I were on vacation at Yellowstone National Park, September of this year, he mentioned that he would always walk hand in hand with me and help me with whatever I pursue.

Pic from at Yellowstone

He mentioned that I spoke about a blog before, and if I still wanted to do it, I should. He will help me and support me with it. Less than one month later I launched this blog.

There is so much to learn about growing a blog and making it a successful business. It will take hard work and dedication. I am looking forward to building this blog and creating helpful tools for my new blog friends, meaning you 😊.

4. You, my new blog friends
When you become actively aware of what you are grateful for in this world, you can value all that you have and more. One of the new BUT essential thing in my life that I have not shared my thankfulness for is you.

When I write, I think of you. You give me purpose, you give me hope. Sharing with you the many things that have happened to me helps me to remember where I have been. The things I have learned over the years, and things I am still learning now including my hopes and dreams, makes you a valuable part of my life.
  
Pic from Thanksgiving dinner

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving 😊. This year my heart turns to my husband, my father by love, my new blog journey, and you my dear friends. Thank you all for being part of my life. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.

If you have not done so yet, think about what you are grateful for, and share one or a few with me here in the comments or on Instagram @MizzPatricias.

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