My wonderful and most thankful blog sis, Ritu of But I Smile Anyway nominated me to participate in one of the most beautiful challenges. I just scheduled a post for one of the Mondays I am not available and it is about Gratitude. Gratitude is the most powerful tool to get centered, detach from burdening circumstances, changes the attitude, and connects with the thins in life we love. In my book I’m Free I dedicated a whole chapter to the subject of Gratitude. That way I feel honored and I am happy that Ritu considered me to participate.
I don’t even know for how long Ritu and I know each other. I think not longer than May. But we became friends right away. Her positive, life embracing, loving being just captures every heart. If there is anyone who doesn’t know Ritu yet, please head over to her blog immediately! She is an angel! Thank you, sis, for making me part of this challenge! I am most thankful to have you in my life 💖
The challenge rules:
- Share this image in your bog post
- Write about 5 people in your life you are thankful for
- Write about 5 things in 2015 that you are thankful for
- Spread the love and challenge 5 other blogs to take part
5 people I am thankful for:
This really is very difficult because I have become thankful for every single person in my life. Sometimes I am even more thankful for the ones who challenged me because they taught me the most valuable lessons. But I will mention 5 of my closest people.
My daughter, Vanessa: Vanessa is my first-born. She made me a mom. With her I discovered all the stages of pregnancy and being a mom for the first time until this very day when she is close to moving out. She made me discover life in a new way. We had our typical mother-daughter fights when she was a teenager. She was bullied heavily and made me stand up for her which healed my own inner bullied child. We have become very close over the last years. She is a beautiful self-confident girl. I am very proud of her and most thankful that she considered me as her mom.
My son Jason: Jason was born during the most wonderful time in my life when we lived in suburban Buffalo. Whenever I look at him I remember that. He was the first boy born after 3 generations and was a real sensation. Jason made me discover a new creativity in myself because his “creativity” and also him not fearing anything always made me be behind him. He is 16 now, a very clever guy, and he knows himself and his skills very well. I am very proud and most thankful that he considered me as his mom.
My son Joe: As the third of my three children he made my family perfectly complete for me. He is the one with a little more health issues (no serious ones). When he was born the midwife had to take all the action. The doctor wasn’t fast enough in the room and the umbilical cord was wrapped twice around JJoe’s neck. She saved him and that is a thank you to her too. Joe has always been best organized although the youngest of the three. I can rely on him blindly. He is very centered in himself and I admire him for that. I am very proud and most thankful that he considered me as his mom.
My dad: My father was a very difficult person, very dominating and demanding. He also wanted us to develop in certain ways which simply wasn’t working. It went through a lot of pressure and humiliation during until I moved out with 22. It took me another 14 years and a heavy conflict to understand that it was never about me. But I also understood that it was his way of dealing with his responsibility too. He wanted us to make it in life. After that dispute I was in peace with him and I saw him in a different way although never really discussed. We developed a beautiful and different relationship. When he died unexpectedly 3 years ago at the age of 65 I was in peace… all was well. Thank you, dad, for considering me as your daughter. I treasure everything I learned from and through you!
My mother: My mom is the most caring person I can imagine. She is there for us no matter what. She takes care for her 7 grand children and helps out wherever she can. It is the greatest for her to have us all together and to see us happy. We mean the world to her. Last week she invited my children for a vacation to Cyprus. They all had a blast. Thank you, mom, for considering me as your daughter!
5 things I am thankful in 2015
Love: I never experienced so much love in my life as I did during this year.
My blogging family: My dream is a world where everybody is allowed to be who they are and to gift the world with who they are. Differences connect and make this world so colorful! This is what I experienced on this blog sphere. But also the wonderful friends I was allowed to make here. There was a time this year which wasn’t easy for me. But my friends were there without even asking. This fact and them caring gave me an unknown power, and I was back on track within no time. You guys know, who I mean!
Living my dream: This blog is a dream come true for me. It gives me the opportunity to spread the message, to share the gifts and secrets of life, to ignite lights and to share smiles.
Music: Music is my life. I made some more songs this year and another one is almost done. I am thankful for the possibility to produce my own songs.
Compassion: I know that it is a long way until we will have peace on earth. I know that lots of terrible, sad, and tragic things happen in this world. But there is also the other side. The hands which are always there when terrible, sad, or tragic things happen. The ray of light that says: I am here and you are not alone! This compassion is still in action right now while the refugees still come to Europe under horrible circumstances. I am thankful for each and every helper who makes them feel welcome and who gives them the feeling of being human!
5 of the people I am thankful for and which were not already nominated by my Ritu-Sis.
In Love and Light