Over the years, I have always wanted to do a blog post around the Thanksgiving season that allowed me to express my thankfulness and gratefulness for the things in my life. However, I always posted about other topics so never got around to writing such a post. This year I made a point to include this blog post in my Thanksgiving season posts so that I can share the things that I am thankful for the year.
So often, most of us always complain about the bad that has gone on in our lives or we always point out the negative. We never point to the positives or the happy milestones. Thus, I wanted to do this blog post to shine a light on the positives that are currently going on in my life. The negatives will always exist but focusing on the positives helps you appreciate the good parts of your life. Without further ado, check out the five things that I am Thankful for this year.
First and foremost, this blog is a huge positive for me. There might be nights that I’m stressed because I’m trying to complete a blog post or post an Instagram reel but lost all my editing however, it still brings me joy. I love interacting with my readers and providing them with the content that they want to read.
The progress of my blog also brings me happiness. Over the years, I have increased the monthly views tremendously from when I started. The views have been consistent for a while which also makes me happy because it shows that the same people come back to my blog to read my posts again and again. Also, I would like to thank you all for continuing to support my blog over the years and providing me with the happiness I get from creating content for you all.
I hate to mention finances as it’s such an awkward topic for me to talk about. I’m not going to mention any numbers as that’s not something I want to discuss and that’s not something that this blog is about. However, I would like to express my gratitude for the financial stability that I have had this past year.
I am grateful for the financial stability that my husband and I have created over the years. I’ve gotten promoted at my job and my husband has gotten a raise; in addition, this is the first year that I have made an income from my blog/content creation. So, this has been our most successful year yet. I hope that we continue to succeed and can be financially stable in the future as well.
Most people who have had pets for a while or who have grown up with pets won’t realize the significance of being thankful for their pets. But I wanted to have a little shoutout/appreciation for my furry baby in this post. It took me five years of convincing my husband before he finally agreed to let us have a furry baby. As soon as he said yes, you best believe I did my research and got one before he could change his mind.
My furry baby, Riley, has been in our lives since 2020 and we have been so happy to have him with us. Not only does he make us feel like a family unit but he’s such a fun dog. He is a Yorkshire terrier, and that type of breed is always playful- which is true for Riley. He loves to play, never gets tired but also loves to cuddle. I am so thankful for him being a part of our lives, even though sometimes he can be a real pain in the butt. The happiness he provides is nothing compared to how annoying he gets.
While I wish I could weigh less than I do now and be more toned, I am genuinely thankful for my good health. It may seem like a simple thing to be thankful for, but I have seen people talk about the negatives of their bodies yet not appreciate their good health. Thus, I realized that instead of being a negative Nancy towards my health, I should appreciate it for the good health that I have, compared to other unfortunate people who wish that they rather be in my healthy shoes.
In addition, working in the Clinical Research Industry, which is a Health-Care adjacent field, I have seen lots of sick patients. Seeing that one’s health can get bad right in front of my eyes makes me grateful for my overall good health, as well. Even though I do have an auto-immune disorder but it’s nothing as bad as I have seen in the hospitals.
My Support System
Saving the best for last, my support system. In the last couple of years, I have been extremely grateful for my support system. Covid-19 and Quarantining have taught me who I can rely on in tough times. And for most people, the past two years have been a tough couple of years, so having a good support system is extremely important. I have realized that those who have stuck with me, especially in these past two hard years, are ones to keep for life.
In addition, I’m also thankful for those who are no longer in my life. I’ve noticed that these people have taught me the most about myself (such as what I’m tolerant of, how to be a good friend, etc), which has also allowed me to reflect and grow as a person. You don’t have to be friends with a terrible person if it’s not bringing you any joy or benefiting you in any way- you deserve a lot more. Once you drop a toxic person in your life, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself. Having a smaller, more reliable circle is better than having a larger unreliable circle.
And those are the five things I am grateful for this year. What are the things that you are grateful for this year? Let me know in the comments below!