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Everything I have read today is about what we can be thankful or grateful for, so I figured I would do the same. I do this for me and I do this for you. For this I am grateful in itself.

Although, as I have mentioned before, I am experiencing financial issues in my life right now, I am working slowly through them. But, I have a lot to be grateful for:

I have a friend in my life that is giving me a roof over my head as I work through these things.

I am grateful for my boyfriend who works through things with me, learns with me, is patient with me and loves me. I am grateful for his strength in my life.

I am grateful for my son for showing me things that he is learning at his age and sharing with me. I am so grateful for being able to finally having an amazing relationship with him; a relationship of unconditional love.

I am grateful for my daughter, even though she isn’t physically in my life, she is always in my heart and just having her to think about and love. She is my sunshine, she is my shining star and someday she will know just how much I love and admire her.

I am grateful for my family who are always there for me, whether I ask or not; for showing me and teaching me things and for loving me.

I am grateful for my friends who are in my life and the gifts of love and support they give me.

I am grateful for the readers here and on my other social media sites who follow my blog as I am starting at the beginning of my writing life and keeping me going. I am learning to find my voice in my writing and I have readers who show me the way.

I am grateful for ALL of the little things in my life that I don’t normally think about, my health, my job, my vehicles to get me there, one getting so close to the end it threw a windshield wiper and leaked inside the car from rain yesterday (haha), having food, having a home that I mentioned is a friends right now, so many things I could list forever here.

Last but certainly not least is my Higher Power, I am so grateful for finally realizing what I have in Him. I have my way of being spiritual and I don’t follow a prescribed religion, but I do have a connection with my Higher Power, something that has taken me years to figure out. I know He’s there and little by little he pulls me out of the situation I have gotten myself into and is helping me out. I can’t express my deepest feelings here about this because I am still discovering them, but I am learning all about love, grace, joy, and peace and those are HUGE for me.

I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving and don’t forget just how much you really have in your life that isn’t materialistic. Those things can be taken away in a heartbeat and it won’t matter, but if people and relationships that you care about get taken away, then you will remember what really matters. Remember now, love now, live your life now and life will never let you down.

Always, Caroline