Happy thanksgiving

It's been a tough year for our family. At this point, I feel as though we're just rolling with the punches. Even faced with so many obstacles, we still have to look at the good. We have to continue to be grateful for what we still have and even more grateful for those hard moments. They serve as a valuable lesson and I have certainly learned from them. These moments have brought us closer for sure. I appreciate more. I need less. I've learned to love unconditionally.

I am thankful for SO MANY things in my life. My husband and son...the family I dreamed of having...I am thankful for them EVERYDAY. I am thankful that I am married to my best friend even though after many many years I still find dirty socks laying around. I am thankful that after 4 years of struggle, I am now a mom to a 3 year old crazy, loving boy. I am thankful that I now make a living doing what I love. It's a small living but still, I AM THANKFUL (coming from a job that made me miserable everyday.) I am thankful for the friends who have become a big part of my life. Something I never allowed before. I am thankful that for our home, food in our fridge, our vehicles, healthcare....all those things we take for granted.

It's easy for me to get caught up in the stress and negative thoughts that drown me some days. But I realized that's it's simple...BE THANKFUL for what we have. Doing so makes all that bullish*t seem almost non-exsistent. The stress still lingers but it doesn't overwhelm me.

So be thankful. Really be thankful. Look around you, take it all in and smile.

Before I sign off, I wanted to give thanks to my followers. I know I don't blog like a pro but I am here and I do read each comment. I can't tell you how much it means to me when I read..."you've inspired me!". It's the highest compliment a maker/crafter can receive. Thank you for that.

Here's a printable to add to your walls and/or scrapbooks. It's my motto, sized at 5x7, 3x4 and a 2x2 circle. Download it here.

Happy Thanksgiving Tina