I’m behind again, but when I had this moment of peace while checking things off my to-do list today, I felt the need to catch up. Work has been over-the-top crazy. Note to anyone dreaming of being a journalist or writer – the publishing world never stops for a holiday. You just front-load those holiday hours before the day arrives. I’m not complaining. I’m just coming up for air. My work isn’t finished, but it’s winding down enough for me to resume being thankful. 🙂
Day 22: My faith
My faith is something I took for granted through my childhood. It wasn’t until the baby bird left the nest did it get real for me. It was the first time I really had to rely on a greater force in my life that things would work out. My faith is strong and I’m happy to share it with a group of second graders each week. I feel like it’s my responsibility to make it real for them. When I was little, the religious education I received was taught by nuns and felt very structured and strict. I strive to make it fun and relatable (which isn’t a word, yet I try to use it all the time). I think kids gain more when a light bulb of “that makes sense!” glows rather than memorizing and spitting words back out.
Day 23: A special day
I’m so thankful for my wedding day. It was more than 16 years ago, but it was the catalyst for my life now. I have an amazing family on all sides and without my husband, I wouldn’t have my children. I have happy memories (my dad insisting the photographer take a picture of him holding his empty pockets out indicating that he was broke) and happy sentiments (to death do us part). I still love my dress and tried it on just a few years ago. Yes, it fit. It doesn’t anymore. LOL
Day 24: Jewelry
When Mr. MyrtleBeachforFamilies.com I honeymooned, we bought a piece of jewelry for each other that I’ll treasure always. It’s not the most expensive thing, but I would be so sad if something ever happened to it. I’ve also got a special piece of jewelry from my mom. What’s funny is that I have a fair amount of jewelry, of which only a few pieces are truly cherished.
Day 25: A talent
I have the great ability to tell when someone is lying. 🙂
Day 26: A memory
Instead of one memory, I am thankful for my memory, in general. Sometimes one will come to me of my BFF and I and I’ll start laughing. People in the grocery store think I’m nuts. Sometimes I’ll think of a loved one who has passed and tears will come to my eyes immediately. I’m grateful for mental images that are so vivid that then evoke emotions. <3
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