Wow as I type this I still can't believe that I'm about to turn 36 years old on Christmas. Of course Christmas is over a month away, but I do want to share a few of my thankful thoughts today.
Obviously this year isn't over yet, but it has been quite a year so far. This Summer I took time off my blog. I needed a break. At the time I was going through some things and I wasn't able to focus much on my content. I realized that's okay to take a step back. I think it's very important to prioritize mental health. Since the pandemic began last year I began making my self care more of a priority.
There have been times in my life that I have felt my faith being tested. Part of this year was one of those times. In life things may not turn out the way you plan, but you ultimately have control on how you react. Sometimes things throw you by surprise, but I've learned I can handle things better if I remain calm.
Despite a few setbacks I have so much to be thankful for. I try to focus on the good in life instead of the bad. I feel blessed that I have a loving mother who encourages and supports me in my endeavors. I'm blessed and thankful to have a home and basic necessities. During these times it's so important to be thankful not just for Thanksgiving, but everyday. I'm thankful for the brands that see my hard work ethic as a smaller influencer.
I always mention in my inspirational based posts that my religious belief are my own. As we near the holiday season and the end of the year I pray for the world. I pray for those who seek peace and happiness. I pray you have a wonderful ending to this year, and look forward to a bight and prosperous future.
Your Thanksgiving thoughts are wonderful, Pilar. You acknowledge how blessed you are with so many things. You have a loving and dear Mother who you can turn to in time of need.....and for the fun times too. She raised a very special daughter. I'm thankful for a blog friend like you.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Sheri! You're always so kind! Nel and Jess have a pretty good mom as well 🙂 I'm thankful to have you as blog friend!Delete
Nice Thanksgiving reflectionReplyDelete
This time of year is so important for us in remembering what we are thankful for. It is so true that we can control how we react. Stress and anxiety can be overwhelming but learning how to control it makes such a difference. I turn to yoga for that and it has made a huge difference for me. Simply learning how to breathe helps tremendously. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Pilar!ReplyDelete
Thank you Val! I find various things help with my anxiety and depression. I haven't tired yoga yet. I heard yoga helps and it may also be good for my back problems. I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!Delete
Thank you Rue!Delete
To be thankful and grateful for allReplyDelete
the blessings on one's birthday is the best.
I wish you luck, love and happiness Pilar,
even when it's still a month away.
Thank you so much Ann! I wish you a wonderful and blessed holiday season!Delete
Beautiful thoughts and writing. I agree we have so much to be grateful for. It's important to be grateful for things we have because it makes us realize that there is happiness in the 'now', that happiness is not something forever hidden in the future. By being grateful and appreciating the blessings we have been given, we open our mind for more blessings.ReplyDelete
End of the year is a good time to reflect on it. You celebrating your birthday on Christmas, gives you another opportunity for some introspection and soul searching. I wish you all the best.
Thank you Ivana for the kind words! I agree. It's so important to find happiness in the moment. You have such a positive insights on life's reflections. Wishing you all best as well!Delete
Great thoughts ❤ReplyDelete
Thank you Kinga!Delete
So beautiful reflections, you are so sweet Pilar, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you Paola, and you're welcome!Delete
We need to be grateful for everything we have.
Thank you Adriana, and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!Delete
great reflection ... all people have experienced of setback in life at some points.ReplyDelete
Thank you Tanza!Delete
I'm with you Pilar, not only your mother support you but I support you too! Big hug!
Thank you so much Marisa! Hugs!Delete
I so enjoyed your post that emphasized being thankful. A heart filled with thankfulness has a way of putting everything into proper perspective. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving week!ReplyDelete
Thank you Heidi! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!Delete
So many wonderful thing to give thanks. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Pilar!ReplyDelete
Thank you Marie! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!Delete