I decided to try a new meme today with inspiration from Yummy Mummy's branching out and Akal Ranch supplying the idea for Thankful Thursday.
"Gratitude creates its own attitude..."
I am so thankful for family. I spent the weekend with my grandparents and they told me several things that I have been replaying in my mind all week:
Nike, you have a husband that stands by you and a strong marriage... You have grandparents that adore you. Your daddy loves you. You have an amazing group of friends.
Sometimes I need my family to speak my life truths back to me and I know when all else fails, I can count on them. They are such a blessing.
Likewise, I am thankful for friends. I am guilty of taking them for granted and am trying to consciously counteract that. We believe what we have is normal, but I have been reminded several times lately - most recently last night - how rare it is to have friends from childhood well into adulthood. I count those friendships among my greatest treasures. The relationship dynamics may change as time goes on, but the relationships are still precious and worthy of care.