Happy Thankful Thursday! Although, this has been a long week for me-working on LBB, therapy sessions with JJ, meetings and a sponsored event, etc- I feel like some much positive is happening in my life that I don't even mind. I heard Joel Olsteen preach a while back about how when we change our mindsets and dwell more on the positives, it changes our lives as well. I have to say he's right.
One of my resolutions for the New Year was to become a more positive thinker and I've done it. It's a challenge for sure, but I feel so much more at peace. I'm able to see my life and events in it differently. Stumbling blocks no longer appear bigger than what they really are. When I reach a hurdle, I am able to pray on it and then start devising a plan of attack to overcome it. I'm thankful for this because my peace of mind is very crucial to making sure I am being the best wife, mother and business woman that I can be.
And yes, I said business woman. I'm learning to claim my title. At first, I was hesitant to identify myself as anything other than a mom, wife or blogger. However, the truth of the matter is that I am more than that. In an essence I am a business woman. Just because I have the freedom of not having to travel to an office everyday doesn't make me any less than other working moms. I do and get paid for services, I have two books coming out and other plans that are in the works.
I'm just at a really great place right now and I'm very thankful for that. It took me a while to get here, but now that I am, I plan on staying. I'm thankful that JJ will be getting extra and more extensive therapy. I'm not overly nervous about him being away from me at school three days a week. It's going to be a good and healthy experience for us both. I will have some time completely to myself and he will have time to make friends and be surrounded by other kids his exact age.
I'm thankful for all of the awesome sponsorships that have come to the blog. It's very humbling because I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to work with some of my most favorite brands. This journey isn't over. I'm thankful that after the wreck that happened at the intersection of our street, our power is back on. A driver loss control of their car and ran into a light pole.
Not sure what condition the driver was in, but police and medics got to the scene fairly quick and the truck behind them pulled over and called 911 and stayed until officials were on the scene. I did pray for the driver and hopefully, they are ok. I'm thankful for Mother's Day and getting to celebrate being a mom this weekend with my loves!
Lastly, but certainly not least, I'm thankful for my writing partner! She's been such a great help. I love that when I'm having moments of doubt or stress, she is there for me. We have great brainstorming sessions where we talk about the ideas for our future chapters. And we keep it real. She's honest about whether or not she thinks that an idea I might have sounds good or fits into my current storyline and I love that.
I'm thankful to have someone who gets writing and all the pressure that getting LBB finished entails. That added support has been such a sweet breeze.
What are you giving thanks for this week?