The puppy (by puppy I mean the 70+ lb almost one year old golden retriever we have) woke me up at 5:30am this morning. Shortly after, Joe woke up and wanted to get up. I got him back to sleep and got Cooper outside. I sat down and did a little bit of the work I do as a virtual assistant and also cleaned some things up on my blog. I decided I would finally take a few minutes and map out some things I want to do for my blog and business in the first quarter of 2023. I know... we are two days away right. I feel like I'm winning because it is two days before and not two days after lol. I had a thought that before I started I wanted to write down the things that I am thankful for this year. There is no better way to start planning for something new then reflecting on the goodness of God before jumping in. It sets the mood for a positive brainstorming session. As I wrote my letter of thankfulness to God tears began to flow and emotions ran rampant. I have been so completely and utterly blessed. I want to share some of that letter to God with you.
Thank you for this year. Thank you for loving me unconditionally through my happy high's and my ugly low's. Thank you for carrying me when I couldn't pick my own head up. Thank you for holding my hand and walking beside me when everything seemed to be right with my world. Thank you for all the reminders that you still love me, are fighting for me and are always thinking of me.
Thank you for protecting me. Thank you for keeping my family safe. Thank you for that little boy who both blesses me and drives me nuts. Thank you for a husband that loves me despite myself. Thank you for blessing us physically, mentally and spiritually.
I pray in this new year you keep us close still. I pray for your reminders. I pray for your peace. I pray for your spiritual blessings. I pray for physical and financial ones as well. I pray for wisdom as a wife, mom, friend and business woman.
Keep me. Hold me. Continue to love me like no one else has. Continue to teach me. There is nothing more that I need than you in my life. Hold my hand and never let me go. No matter what.
I encourage you as you start this new year in 2023 to sit down and think about the goodness of God in your life. Write down the little things, the big things, the things that took your breath away. Take a look at those hard times and find God in them. Thank Him for being there.
Trust me when I say that I have had some very low low's this year. Things have not always worked out in favor of me or my family. Money is sometimes very tight and man oh man... sometimes life just isn't fair to us. BUT, through it all He is faithful. Not just to me. He is faithful to you as well.
Start out 2023 being thankful for 2022. I promise you. You won't regret sitting down and dwelling on the goodness of God. I know I didn't.
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