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Thank You

Hello Honeybees,

Quick question….. When do you put up your Christmas tree? Growing up we didn’t put up our tree until December 15th. Not sure why but that was the date. As I got older and was able to decorate myself I would put up the tree on December 1st. When I started having kids I moved to the day after Thanksgiving. This year I’m shooting for the day before Thanksgiving, if not it will definitely be the day after.

I like for Thanksgiving to have its own special place. For me Thanksgiving is not about the “story” of the pilgrims breaking bread with the Indians, but about breaking bread with my family and friends. To me it’s about who made the mac & cheese and who is getting their first shot at making a real dish for everyone to judge. It’s family coming together when it’s not a funeral. It’s about meeting new boyfriends & girlfriends, wondering if they will make it till Christmas.

It’s about being grateful for where we are right now and what we have come through so far this year. It’s remembering those we have lost and being thankful for the impact that they had on our lives.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Last year I was just recovering from my second major surgery in 3 months. Now I am healthy, happy and whole. My oldest is slowly finding his way in life. My youngest is excelling in college away from home. My family loves and supports me and my friends are truly the bomb.

I am also thankful for you. Yes YOU!! You didn’t have to stop by my little piece of the internet but you did and for that I say THANK YOU. To put some action behind my words I am doing a giveaway. For anyone that signs up for the blog (enter your email address under the Follow Blog via Email box) you will be entered to win a $50 Target gift card and a box of Merci chocolates. If you have already signed up (via email), then you will automatically be entered. Just a small token of my appreciation for you.

What are you thankful for?

Beewisdom-Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. -Gertrude Stein

Grateful For My Journey

Hello Honeybees,

Since my last post I have officially left my 40’s! What a great journey this has been. As look back over my first 50 years I think all of the things that I wanted to accomplish in my life. I think about where I thought I would be at this stage in my life versus the reality. Things did not always turn out the way that I wanted them to but I am yet grateful for where I am.

I wanted to be married with one child, preferably a daughter. I wanted to comb hair, take her to ballet class, go shopping & have mother-daughter time.

I did get married but I also got divorced. I did have children but I have two boys who could care less about hair, ballet or shopping. But at least one of them likes to spend quality time with me. For now!

I wanted a fancy high powered high paying career and travel the world on my business account.

I did work in corporate America & had a tiny taste of business travel. Now I work in nonprofit. So much for high powered but I love the feeling for helping and hopefully inspiring women, especially young women.

So things did not turn out the way that I dreamed but I’m not complaining because there are people who wish they had the life that I am living. When you hear people praying for the things that you take for granted it makes you grateful. It makes you sit down & be humble and appreciate what you do have.

I wake up every day grateful for my life because obviously this is the path that God has allowed me to travel and who am I to argue with Him? There have been many bumps & bruises and yes I have the scars to go with them but there have also been more victories. It’s the victories that I focus on. It’s the victories that keep me moving towards the next victory.

I count this blog as part of my victories. It hasn’t always been easy, especially when you are uprooting not only your life but that of your children. The dedication to writing has not always been a top priority. I have fallen down many times with the blog but eventually I get back up and start again. I am thankful for you as read this. I am thankful to you for reading this.

Life may not be what we dreamed but if you are able to read this be grateful for your journey and keep moving forward, bruises and all.

BelindaBloggingwithbee

Beewisdom- Stay patient & trust your journey