My mornings are busy.  I waked up just before I have to wake up Cruz, my six-year-old son.  That begins the mad dash of getting breakfast, coffee, dressed, and out the door to school by 8 a.m.  By the time 8:30 rolls around I already need a nap. 

Yesterday, when I sat down at my desk and started reading my emails.  I get bombarded with emails every day.  Most of the time I swipe to delete without even opening the email.  It’s mainly promotions from the endless retailers I have subscribed to over the years.  Yesterday I opened one email that said write down things you are grateful for.  I didn’t delete this email but instead I thought about it a little more.  I paused for a second to reflect and then I opened up my planner and wrote down some things I am grateful for.  I am glad that I slowed down a little to see and understand this.  I would love to share this with you.

  • I am grateful for my family. They support me with all my endeavors … through college and transferring a few times, moving from Texas to New York, back to Texas, to California, and back to Texas once again, getting my MBA, starting a MLM biz unsuccessfully, getting my teacher certification and not doing anything with it, and now this.  My family has never second guessed me which gives me the courage and strength to never give up.
  • I am thankful for my work ethic. I am always pushing to grow in my career and learn new things.  I have held many roles in my career.  There are a few people out there that have helped shape me into who I am today.  You know who you are.
  • I am thankful I can work from home and be a MOM to my son Cruz. I have spent so much of my time commuting.  This began to wear on me when I became a Mom.  I quickly realized this hour-long commute was hurting me and my family.  I have been working from home for the last year.  I have been able to drop Cruz off in the morning and pick him up in the afternoons.  I’ve been able to volunteer for the PTO, go to baseball practice, and meet him in the cafeteria for lunch from time to time.  
  • I am thankful for Brian, my husband. Without him none of this would’ve been possible.  Just like my family, Brian supports me through all my big ideas.  I knew Brian was special when we went on our second date in Dallas 9 years ago.  I made him go on a walk with me on Katy Trail.  We had a meaningful conversation about life and GOD.  Pretty soon into our relationship I knew he was the one.  Life is hard sometimes but having him by my side makes it easier.  

Have a great week my friends!  Thanks for taking time to read this.

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