Despite all that is going on around me I have so much to be grateful for. I’m trying to live every day grateful for what I have in my life. I have many great things in my life. This weekend I shared my Easter with my family. It was so good to hang out with all of them. My brother, sister in law and my nephew came from the mainland and we all got together a couple of times and then had Easter dinner Sunday night. It was so good to be able to all be together. It’s tough with my step dad having dementia it makes our family times special. As he deteriorates it’s tough on all of us. My nephew is now 16 and learning to drive. He towers over me and I adore him. He’s got the same funny sense of humor my brother and I have.

I’m so grateful for my friends. I have friends that I’ve had since I was a teenager and in my 20’s to ones I’ve made in the last year. Each one is special to me. One of my core friends is one I’ve worked with in the same daycare. I see her often and we get on so well, probably because we think the same way and have gone through similar things. Then I have my other core friends who I love so much and because of Covid I’ve not seen them much but we pick up where we have left off before. We lift up each other, we encourage each other and we pray for each other. We are there through thick and thin. I’m so blessed to have each of them in my life. God has blessed me with many great people both in Canada and the USA. I have many American friends whom I love so much and wish I lived closer to them. Some of them live in NC and s some of them live in Oregon.

I’m blessed to know many awesome people from Crystal peaks youth ranch. That’s my home away from home. There are amazing people who work there and run the ranch there. I hate the miles that separate us. I love the people that don’t work at the ranch and love to hang out with them. I miss them so much I’ve not been back to Oregon in 3 years.

I’m blessed to have my childhood friends who live in Ireland. My best childhood friend is coming here next week on a cruise ship with her husband and I’m going to spend the day with them. I’ve not seen them in 11 years. I’m blessed to have made friends at my school. One of them is new this school year and I adore her. It makes school a fun to be.

I’m blessed that I have a great place to live. It’s my own little house and I love having more space again. I’m blessed that I have a great church with many good people in it. I’m blessed to have a crazy labradoodle who often makes me laugh and a rabbit. I’m blessed to know a group of women who are my Life group and they live in the US and one of the gals in Canada. Last year I got to meet her and her son. These women are a life line to me and there for me no matter what. I love each of them.

I’m blessed that I get to come back and be on staff in September and that there are funds for my job. I love my job and I love getting to know all the kindergarten children. I work at an awesome school and for that I’m so blessed and grateful.

No matter what you may be going through there is always something to be grateful for. What are you grateful for in your life? ❤️

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