Tricia Rivas, Boss Lady
At one point during our family Thanksgiving I had to take a deep breath to calm my nerves. I always have this vision on how I want the day to look, but it never goes according to plan. This was our first Thanksgiving without our Grandma. I was already sad knowing she wouldn’t be with us and even more sad for my dad and his siblings.
I would say the day overall brought on some anxiety, but nothing I couldn’t handle with a little prayer and some adult beverages (lol). After I had calmed my nerves, I looked around at everyone and took in all their faces, smiles, and laughter. These people are my tribe: they're the ones that have my back, my biggest cheerleaders, the ones that have picked me up when I couldn’t do it myself. They didn’t care what so ever that every little detail wasn’t perfect; hell they probably didn’t even notice!
After everyone had left, my husband and I were talking about how lucky and grateful we are for the life and loved ones we have. We know there are many people that don’t. They don’t have someone to celebrate a meal with, a life event, or someone to just be there for them. I sometimes even find myself feeling guilty with the life that Jeremy, the kids, and I have. We definitely don’t take it for granted!!!
I found this article from the Happier Human and love some of their ideas:
The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life.
Some of them I already practice but some I don’t, and I’m looking forward to adding them in to my life. I truly believe a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.