What are you thankful for? Do you really take the time to be thankful for the good things in your life, both big and small? I think I’m pretty good at acknowledging all of the good things in my life. I am thankful and grateful for all that God has bestowed upon me. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my talents, my home – the list goes on and on. Since the point of this blog is to encourage personal wellness, I want to empower you to focus on giving thanks, even in the little things – a crocus popping up or your baby smiling at you.
I found this great blog link-up called Thankful Thursday co-hosted by four wonderful bloggers. Every Thursday, bloggers are encouraged to link their own Thankful Thursday posts so everyone can see what makes them thankful. This is a wonderful idea and I am going to begin participating. I want to encourage you to participate by sharing what made you thankful during the week in the comments section.
I Am Thankful for Trips with Mom
My first Thankful Thursday could also be Throwback Thursday. As we near St. Patrick’s Day, I remember the trip I took to Ireland with my mom exactly 9 years ago this week. I had just gotten engaged so the trip was special in many ways. Mom and I took the trip of a lifetime and we were able to have one last “mommy/daughter” bonding experience before I became a married woman.
I have a great relationship with my mom, so we make great travel partners. As I mentioned in my post 8 Tips for an Affordable Vacation, I have given my mom a trip for the last three Christmases. These are not as elaborate as Ireland, of course, but they are fun, short car trips where we enjoy a little history and a little shopping. I cherish the one-on-one time with my mom and I look forward to these trips as much as she does. I am so thankful that I have a mom with whom I actually want to spend time. I am thankful for my husband who is so supportive of these trips and doesn’t mind spending a couple of nights alone. He loves travelling as much as I do, so it is especially sweet of him to let me go away without him.
My mom’s Christmas 2013 trip is going to be redeemed soon and I can’t wait to get on the road with my travel buddy!
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