"I can, with one eye squinted, take it all as a blessing."
~ Flannery O'Connor ~
So, today I am grateful for:
~ the beautiful autumn days we have been having, perfect for hiking, playing, and enjoying a cup of tea on the back deck
~ for inspiration, and the time to follow what inspires me
~ for this land I call home, and the house in which we live
~ for feeling content and happy
~ for my family, and their love and support always, but especially over the last year, my parents, and my brother and his family have been wonderful as I move along this path as a single mama.
~ for my friends, those I like to call my chosen family, there are no words to adequately express how thankful I am to have the amazing love and support of so many amazing women
~ for my little man, the amazing being that chose me to walk his path with, I am honoured every single day to be a mother, and am so thankful for the lessons I have learned, and continue to learn on this journey
~ for trusting this path, there have been so many ups and downs over the last year, but through it all I have, and continue to trust the path I am walking
~ for knowing and living my truth, while others may talk, criticize and insult me, I know my truth and I live it every single day
~ for this life, with all it's ups and downs, it's still beautiful in so many ways, and I feel blessed that I can see through the darker moments and find the beauty that exists around me
To all my fellow Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving! What are you most grateful for today?