This week I am thankful for my health. With Carrie fighting a losing battle with cancer and my brother fighting an uphill battle with Ulcerative Colitis, I am witness to some very amazing people suffering from terrible health issues. I count my blessings that my health is good right now and I pray that Carrie and Hermano can overcome these hardships. Health is something you can work hard to keep but not everyone is blessed with it. I am thankful that God is allowing me to be healthy so I can be strong for others who are not so lucky right now.
I have been blessed with many amazing opportunities recently and I am thankful that so many doors have been opened for me. I know that I have worked hard and earned some of the chances I have gotten, but some of it has just been luck. If I had sat back a year ago and asked myself what I'd be doing in a year, I would not have dreamed of having so many amazing opportunities ahead of me.
A job that provides new and exciting adventures every week. Last week, I went to take a driving class so I could be certified to drive the company vehicles. The class took place at one of our storage facilities across town. This facility is on 1,000 acres of land and they have cattle and horses and other random animals. Recently, the facility has acquired a miniature donkey. His name is Bubba Jr. and my friend Kim and I wanted to hear all about him. Before we went out to do our driving test, our driving instructor took us by to meet Bubba Jr. (who is sooo sweet and friendly!). Not everyone has a job that has so many exciting aspects and I love the new experiences I get each day.
Money. Haha. I know this sounds awful, but I am thankful that we have enough money to live off of. Lately, Husband and I have been having expense after expense. It seems like each month, something new needs to be fixed. Two months ago, Husband lost his phone and we had to buy him a new one, last month it was the AC in my car, and this month, the dishwasher needs to be replaced. There doesn't seem to be an end in sight and I always feel so anxious when I have to pay the bill each month. I refuse to carry a balance on my credit card so each month I pay it off no matter what. It just seems like lately, my checking account has been getting smaller and smaller. I have to take a step back and think about how lucky we are that we CAN pay all of our bills each month AND make double payments on Husband's truck so that it will be paid off by January. It seems like we are living tight right now, but I'm so thankful that we are living a life that doesn't force us to miss bill payments or other obligations. Basically, I'm thankful for the money Husband and I make and the ability we have to make it last.
Loving and learning a little more each day.