“It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy.” ~Anonymous
I love thanksgiving. Sure the turkey, cranberries, and pecan pies are good, but it is the meaning behind the holiday that means so much to me. Giving thanks, tossing around the gratitude like confetti, that is what warms my heart.
Thanksgiving really is our goodbye to summer and kicks off the holiday season as a whole. We find ourselves busy making lists, trying new recipes, and creating Pinterest boards full of projects we would love to try but often don’t find the time for. Step Moms have the normal holiday stress compounded by the mixed emotions of splitting holidays and attempting to create our own family traditions.
I just wanted to take a moment, before we get swept up in the hustle and the bustle of the season to thank you for being a Step Mom. I may not know you personally, but chances are if you are reading this, you are doing a great job. I appreciate the fact that you are stepping up and stepping in out of love for your family. I am grateful that you found a few moments and stopped by my blog. We all need support on different days and in different ways. It warms my heart that you are my reader.
My advice to you, if you heart gets a little heavy this holiday, look around the room and think of the things you are grateful for. The roof over your head, the snoring dog at your feet, and the blanket you find comfort under. Focus on an individual and think about all of the things that make them unique and what you appreciate about them. Everyone wants to be appreciated, but we so often forget to share and show appreciation. The more you tell others specific little things you notice about them, that you enjoy them, and grateful you have them in their lives, the happier your heart will be.
~ Amy Elizabeth