I wanted to start doing a new morning routine. In this busy chaotic world, I have noticed myself being consumed trying to be like the world. This results in negativity from focusing on worldly pleasures and not focusing on the good. I want to start each day with a thankful heart and mind. We have so much to be thankful for and sometimes it gets pushed aside and consumed by our day to day busy routines.
Each morning I am going to make a list of the five things I am thankful for. I decided to share my list with yall this afternoon. To make sure that I am thoughtfully ranking my blessings, I don’t want to use any of the five “thanks” more than once during the week.
I have been a Christian since a young age. I have gone through phases of my life where I haven’t been as close to God as I want to be. Whether it be college or working nights, I would stray away and wouldn’t be focusing my time in the Word. When I moved to Dallas, two bible study groups “happened” (God clearly knew what I needed!) to fall into my lap. My neighbor introduced me to one and my friend introduced me to the other. I have been able to fellowship with women who are in the same season of life as I am. I am thankful that even when I moved to Dallas and knew no one, He was there for me. He has continued to provide and I am continuing to seek his heart!
One of my favorite bloggers that I follow, did a question and answer segment. Someone asked what religion she was because she never talked about it. She stated that she was Christian but doesn’t talk about it on her blog because she doesn’t want to loose followers. She has one of the biggest blogs I know and it broke my heart to hear her response. I want my blog to be open about who I am. I would love if you would follow along with me on this adventure.
If you have read any of my previous posts then you know I refer to my husband frequently. He is an amazing man that keeps me sane and always has me laughing. As a first year resident, some weeks he has worked over 90 hours. During those tough weeks, he takes time to invest in me. He is my absolute best friend and I strive to be as dedicated and hard working as him! I am so very thankful for him.
My family plus my two doggies
I am thankful that I have the best two sisters a girl could ask for. I am the oldest, then Sylvie is the middle sister, and Susannah is the youngest. I facetime them multiple times a day and we are constantly texting. I wish they lived closer but I feel like our constant communication makes the distance seem not as far. My parents are constantly supporting me and also always wanting to know about the two fur babies! I am thankful that I have an amazing Mother-in-law and Father-in-law. Since Cody and I first met, they have been nothing but welcoming and treating me as one of their own. Not only do I have Cody’s parents, I also got to add a brother and two additional sisters to my family!
And of course I’m thankful for my baby Boston Terrier Chloe and Buster the Boxer. —it was a hard “thanks” to write on my card this morning since Cody and I woke up to Buster’s throw up all over our quilt, rug, sheets, and floor at 3 a.m. (I guess the bone I fed him yesterday didn’t agree with him but he is just fine!)
My old friendships and my new blossoming friendships
I’m not going to name any friends specifically because that could be another whole post. I am thankful for old friendships that I formed in Memphis that I know are strong enough to conquer the distance placed between us. It took a couple of months after moving to Dallas to start developing friends. It’s a hard spot to be in when Cody was working all of the time and I didn’t have a job and no money haha. I don’t have kids so I can’t really meet people that way without being super creepy! Needless to say, it takes time to make new friends in a new city. I’m glad I waited because I’m cherishing these new friendships even more.
I’m thankful to be healthy. I’m thankful that my body allows me to get out of the bed each morning without being struck with the burden of pain. I’m thankful I get to take care of my body. I have found a new workout class that I am enjoying so much! I’m going to do another post about it later but I can’t wait to share with yall!
Please let me know if you have any tips or things you do to be more mindful in your daily life.
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