As I was driving from our farmhouse to town to run some errands it was quiet in the truck as I was alone. This rarely happens as most of the time the kids are in tow and life is crazy & fast-paced all the time in our little family. It was a misty morning and the fog was clearing from the fields as I drove and I got to looking at the trees and all the color changes that were happening and thinking how beautiful the trees were. I know, I know before you think it…. they may not as magnificent as the East coast, but they are pretty majestic here in Texas in their own right, if you ask me. It struck me it’s like the last goodbye as they go dormant for the winter and a thank you to nature for another year of growing bigger and stronger. It really struck me at this time in our world with all the crazy, the pandemic, and divides we needed to focus on the positive more and not lose sight of the things we are grateful for. I even stopped and took a few pictures so I could put them up on the fridge to remind myself to be thankful more.
It made me start thinking of all the things I am grateful for and don’t remember enough. I thought I would go first and list a few things I am thankful for in hopes that it makes you think of the things you are thankful for:
- My family. I have an amazing husband who I adore. Fantastic kids, that keep me on my toes and never stop making me laugh or wonder what’s next. My extended family is big and amazing.
- My work family. I’m so lucky to work somewhere that I enjoy going to everyday and does not feel like a job. I truly have amazing relationships with my co-workers.
- My Fannin Customers. They are so much fun, have amazing stories and are a joy to work with.
- Life. Life really is amazing, and I forget that all the time. Don’t get me wrong, we have our ups and downs and sometimes I want to yell really, why? (especially when we have been quarantining together!) But all and all, things always turn out and I remember how good things are.
I could go on and on but I think you get my point, no matter what is going on in the world, we all have something to be thankful for. I know for me there are times I forget but the other morning was very helpful to get me back to being thankful, again, and just in time for the holidays!
As we enter the holiday season and Thanksgiving is around the corning, I encourage you to stop and reflect on all the positives and things you are grateful for and share the positive with the world. After all, we need that more than anything currently.
From the Fannin family & our Fannin work family to your family, we are grateful for all our customers, your continued support and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving full of peace, health, love, and calm!
C : )