Forgive me for not being politically correct, but I’ve never been fond of saying Happy Holidays. If we meet this time of year, I’ll ask you what you celebrate and wish you a happy whatever it is. And if you leave a comment below, I will. But since I celebrate Christmas, I’d like to share my Christmas Gratitude with you.
I’m grateful for my family, close and extended. I miss my dad, and I know how lucky I was to have him as a father. I imagine him in Heaven in the wood shop, building some furniture with Jesus. It makes me happy.
Health is something that’s easy to take for granted, until you don’t have it. I’m trying to eat better and exercise, because I feel better when I do. I try to remember each day to say thank you for my healthy body.
The three basics, shelter, clothing and food. I’ve got them all. A home, a closet that’s overflowing and a pantry that looks like my closet. I’m blessed.
I have wonderful friends, some of who I don’t see often. We all live busy lives, but we text and share phone calls when we can’t get together. No one gets mad or feels slighted. They are supportive and compassionate and I love them all.
I have a day job, and a soap company. My day job gave me a safety net when I founded Alegna Soap. I didn’t need to take out a loan to invest in myself, so starting wasn’t too scary. I’m grateful for my customers. They allow me to do what I love. Without them, I wouldn’t have a company.
The Charlie Brown picture above gave me the idea for this post. It pretty much sums up how I feel. I have everything I need and then some. I’m fine if Santa skips my house to help someone who needs him more. I don’t need more stuff anyway.
Please share your Christmas (or whatever you celebrate) gratitude.
Yours in Gratitude,