I can’t believe it! I have been writing this blog for 10 years now!! 10 years!!!! Wow!
I was sharing with a kiddo just the other day how this blog started.
Ten years ago, I was in a state of unsettledness. Our family had just went thru A LOT of negative things. Like, huge things. The hubster’s brother had died. His death was very unexpected. That sent the hubster down a spiraling path that almost ended our marriage. We separated for a short time. We reconciled and were trying to rebuild when job loss, income loss, bankruptcy, and foreclosure all jumped in to our lives. The hubster was still healing from many things. And I felt like I shouldered the weight of fixing the majority of this mess, while taking care of four kids under the age of five.
I held it together while going thru everything. Then we were in a new rental, with new jobs, and a better money plan of less debt. Life was seeming “normal” . . but I didn’t feel normal. Everything we had been thru had caught up to me when I finally sat still for a moment.
I knew I had so much to be thankful for. We had made it thru so much. I knew in my head that I should be happy. But I didn’t FEEL thankful. I didn’t FEEL happy. And I didn’t like feeling that way.
I had decided to commit to 365 days of writing something I was thankful for. Not just making a list, but writing a whole blog so that I could process and really spend time on the thing I was thankful for that day. The funny thing is that, that Christmas my Mom had saw what I was going thru and had bought me a journal with the same idea. 🙂 She always seem to “get” me, even when I don’t get myself.
So I did it. Every day for one whole year. And it changed me. It worked. Gratitude works. It has become a part of me. The intentional thinking about a blessing every day of the year. It was only going to be 365 blog posts. That was 10 years ago ❤
Tonight I am thankful for being thankful. The transformation in my soul has become a part of me that I will never let go of. In every storm, there is a silver lining. There is always something to be thankful for. And now I’ve been spending a part of my day in that thankfulness for 10 years!
Here’s a picture from part of the time we were going thru the rough patch, before the blog inspiration ❤