If I were a religious person, my religion would be gratitude. Without it blessings and hope goes out the window. Here are the 49 things I am grateful for on my 49th birthday.
Hope is my lifeline.
Courage takes away the power from my insecurities.
Love is the fuel for my joy.
Discipline feeds progress.
Ownership is the fuel for my excellence.
Excellence is my heart and soul’s workout.
Support is a kind reminder I am worthy.
Vulnerability increases my authenticity.
Legacy gives me hope that I can break cycles and make things better for generations to come.
Humility crowds out any room for arrogance in my life.
Family are relatives with a meaningful relationship.
Dogs are God’s way of showing me what it is like to love unconditionally.
My friends are people with a dog in my fight.
Marriage is a reminder that my union is not a contract it is a covenant (and those are unbreakable).
Humor is God’s way of reminding me while I am serious about my purpose, I can’t take myself too seriously..
Mother represents the courage of a young girl to carry me for nine months even if the pregnancy represented hope in a young girl’s future loss.
Sister is the opportunity realized for me to have a friend for life.
Brother represents the baby boy I protected who is now my protector.
Being father(less) gave me an opportunity to feel whole despite some unknowns.
I have realized the joy of having a cousin is having an almost sister and I have many opportunities to have more almost siblings.
As an aunt, I can be a pseudo-mother without the pressure.
My uncle was the example that this fatherless girl needed to pick a great husband.
Words have given me the opportunity to express my gratitude and give others love and encouragement..
I have received apologies that validated I was worthy of better.
My husband was God way of apologizing for a suckie childhood.
My sons not only represent a healthy relationship with my boys, they also extends their father’s protection of my daughter and me.
My daughter has been the challenge I needed to grow beyond what I thought I needed so that I could continue to be a kick-ass parent to all of my children.
Choices are gifts and curses as a result of redemption. They have resulted with tons of gifts and hundreds of curses.
Color gives my life character!
30. Wipeable Surfaces
Wipeable surfaces make my thoughts, work, and plans living documents.
31. Dry Erase Markers
Dry erase markers makes work fun and legalizes a girl’s right to change her mind!
Seasons have been my life thus far – the first movie and the sequels that followed..
My camera has allowed me to show people the beauty they overlook in the mirror.
34. Golden Hours
The golden hours (sunrise and sunset)are God’s gift of perfect lighting to photographers.
Tears cleanse my soul.
Honesty is always the first step toward any solution.
Kindness can make a difference between life and death.
Meltdowns are my bridges to spiritual development.
Productivity is the way I make efficient progress.
40. Achieving Goals
Achieving goals are my drugs — it gives me a high.
42. Embracing Me
Embracing me as helped me get rid of shame.
Joy lets me know I am having more happy moments than sad ones.
Respect allows every being to have dignity.
45. Doggie Cuddles
Doggie cuddles are the best cuddlers.
Openness has allowed me to give love as well as receive it.
I am grateful that God deems me worthy of some tough assignments
Glee is the thing that just makes me find happiness and laughter in the silliest things!
Thank God for life because without it I wouldn’t be here.