I’m sure we all can say that 2020 has been a year. One that has kept us on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Yet, it is startling to think about the fact that 2020 is almost at its end. So much has happened, but I am still wanting to ask, “Where has the time gone?”

Ten down, two more to go of this 2020 twelve round bout.

What will be the final results?

I feel very confident that this 2020 matchup will result in a Unanimous Decision(UD) in my favor.

So, I wish to take the season of thanksgiving to begin my victory speech with some of the things that I am thankful for.


With the year 2020 has been, I must say that I am truly thankful for LIFE. Even in times past, there has never been a guarantee of life. However, the realization of this fact hasn’t been more “in your face” than it has been in 2020. From sickness to ignorance, we are having to absorb some powerful uppercuts and left hooks. Yet, we are still standing!

So, I am indeed thankful for the precious gift of life.

Some may say, life sucks right now, so there is nothing to be thankful for.

Still, there is something to be thankful for, because there is always someone that has it worse than you.

That is a common response, isn’t it?.

But you know, when I am feeling down, I am selfish. Just being honest. I am not wanting to consider or compare circumstances of others. I am focused on my own. My woes are exponentially magnified, in my eyes, over that of someone else’s. I mean, I care about others, but I want my problems resolved.

So, my real response to those that feel as though life sucks, and there is nothing to be thankful for…


Yes. Even if you have to do some major digging and uncovering, there is something that you can genuinely be thankful for. Because, let’s face it. If you are filled with despair, any outlook is bleak. So, find something that will shine some light.

Well, you dug and dug and still nothing, huh?

Make sure that while you are shoveling the dirt away, you aren’t tossing out the good along with it. Those small things can get lost in the mound of mess.

In actuality, I like finding small things to be thankful for. If you think about it, there tends to be more small things than big things. So, if I add up all my small things, I actually have more to be thankful for than looking for that big thing.

A lot of a little still equals a lot. 😉

Another trick to being thankful is to speak with thanksgiving. It is amazing how the body, mind, and others respond to what comes out of our mouths.

No one likes the bad, but still be thankful for it. I know it helps me to appreciate the good. I wouldn’t be able to stand even myself, if I didn’t have something to keep me in check with my humility. I am thankful for the purpose that the good and the not so good have in my life. I receive it for what it is, and continue to grow into the life that is for me.

Another honest moment….

We may not like the not so good, but we shouldn’t be mad at it. It may be serving as a point of correction for our own decisions and actions.


I am indeed thankful for the precious gift of life!

I experienced talking to my mother one minute, and then not being able to speak with her because she was rushed to the hospital and put on a ventilator in order for her to breathe. I experienced not knowing if I would ever get a chance to see her alive again. I experienced knowing she was there alone with strangers, who was taking care of her, but I’m sure she was longing for a familiar voice. I experienced having to take care of her during her recovery while she was still positive for COVID. I experienced feeling fear for my health, as well as my husband and kid’s health.

but i dug

I am thankful for my faith. I thankful for the power of prayer. I am thankful for the relationships built with loving and caring strangers. I am thankful for the ability to speak those comforting words, for my mother, into the atmosphere. I am thankful for the knowledge and discernment during the caring for my mother. I am thankful for my loving and supportive husband. I am thankful for the joy my kids bring. I am thankful that we all have life!

O, I am indeed thankful for the precious gift of life!

2020 is putting up a good fight. It’s not going to surrender and neither am I!

What about you?

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