- Category: Rain in Style
- Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017
- Written by Lorraine Serbinski
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know most of us are busy with holiday preparations, so thanks for stopping by to hang out for a minute. Whether you are traveling or staying at home, I hope you are enjoying the time spent with family and friends. I thought for this week's post, I would just talk briefly about what I am thankful for. Yes it might be a little cliché, but it's Thanksgiving, after all, and what better time then now to show gratitude and thankfulness.
So, first, I am thankful for my little family of four. My husband of almost ten years is my rock. We have weathered quite a few storms, and always manage to come out stronger than before. There isn't a better co-pilot than he. My kids, are the light of my world. They are little versions of my husband and me, and what a blessing it is to be their mom. I know I struggle with mommyhood quite often...but I always know, that much like weathering storms in marriage, I can weather storms in parenting and come out stronger. Above all, I am thankful that we are all here together.
Second, I am thankful for my extended family, both my side and my husband's side. I don't have a picture of all of my husband's family together - I'll have to fix that! This is my family, and I am grateful for all of them. Especially for my parents, who not only brought me into this world, but made sure I made it through some difficult years.
Third, I am thankful for my friends. I don't really keep a large group of friends; I find comfort in a smaller, tighter circle. Each and every one of my friends holds an important place in my heart.
I am also thankful for my jobs. Yes, both my photography job and my blogging job are blessings. I love my photography clients; I love seeing their families and watching their kids grow through my lens. It's an amazing gift that I have, to be able to capture moments that will stay with families and be cherished forever. I am often called "the baby whisperer" because my tiniest clients love my shooooshing sounds, and that brings me so much joy. Writing for this blog is also a blessing. Being able to give women confidence and style help is something that I greatly enjoy.
I am thankful for my fitness journey and for my trainer who keeps me in line. It has proven to be exactly what I needed to find myself again. However, it's not only beneficial to me, it has also inspired my kids to "work out". They try to do the things that I do, and that is possibly the biggest blessing of them all. For my kids to know the value of having healthy habits and seeing me as strong, not skinny.
I am also thankful for every new day, for every sunrise, for every new beginning. For laughter, smiles, kindness and love. I'm thankful for having a house to call home, warm water and food at the ready. Things that often get taken for granted. Often, when I am having one of those rough days (or weeks, or months..), I look at this saying that hangs in my house...There is always something to be thankful for.
And that is so very true. Even if there doesn't seem to be much in your life at the moment to be thankful for...there is always something. If nothing else, be thankful that you are here to grace the Earth, that you are here to share your light. I am thankful for that, I am thankful for you.
So cheers, everyone. Enjoy each other, laugh together, eat, drink and be thankful.