Today I’m thankful for a handful of different things for a wide variety of reasons. The one common goal is that I am thankful for everyone in my life today.
Our boys aren’t perfect and they make their mistakes. In some cases some are worse than others. In others their response is worse than others. When these situations happen I am so thankful for my parents. They taught me how to balance love with discipline in order to teach very valuable life lessons. I drew from them and my experiences from them on several occasions today and I’m thankful for learning from the best.
In working with my teams today I was struck by how thankful I am for each of them. They each bring their unique skill sets along with their unique personalities in a quest to help people find work. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to serve them. Each day they push themselves out of their comfort zones to help others and strive to be better than they were the day before (which is all types of difficult when you’re starting at awesome). Having them around me helps me find reservoirs of strength and inspiration. I am so thankful for them.
Last, this evening I was able to spend time talking with my family. We spent time on the couch, time together and time in small groups. We ate dinner as a family and enjoyed time and love together. This wasn’t just with my boys and Becky, I was also able to spend time on the phone with my mom and brother. Throw in time talking and texting with close friends and there was a whole lot of love today. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share love with the best family and friends a person could ask for.
I certainly hope I have many more days, weeks, months, years, and decades with each and everyone of the people who have touched my life today. If this was the last I would go knowing that I had more than my fair share of the best in my life and especially today. Love you all – including those I didn’t have the opportunity to talk with today!