I’m starting a new topic on my blog that is called, “Now, what am I grateful for?” I find, that a really great way to get into a very positive mood in your day-to-day life is to remember everyone and everything you have in your life right now that you’re grateful for. When you appreciate what you already have in your life, you send out positive energy that attracts more things to be grateful for! So from time to time, I’m going to let you know what I’m grateful for in my life, and I hope that you’d share with me what you’re grateful for as well. So for my first topic in my new, “Now what am I grateful for?” is family.
Right now I’m on a plane to the city I was born and raised. I’m so excited to see the three quarters of my immediate family who live there, as it’s been quite some time since I’ve seen them together. My oldest sister however has moved up north with her fiancé so I’ll have to book more holiday time and plan a trip up there soon too!
Family plays a huge role in peoples lives! They affect nearly every aspect of who you become. You learn nearly everything from family growing up…from food likes and dislikes, to what career you choose or the car you drive to your faith and belief system. I am so grateful for the upbringing I was blessed with. Us kids were always fed, always had a roof over our heads, were exposed to lots of opportunities including Ukrainian dancing and other extra curricular activities, and always enjoyed our time together…most of the time : ) lol.
If it were not for my family, I would not be who I am. Yes, I don’t live in the same city as my family right now, but that doesn’t mean I love them any less! I have also been blessed to experience new surroundings and situations on my own away from my family, but no matter what, I always keep in touch with them, share our life experiences and of course meet up as often as possible!
I know it can be easy to take your family for granted, or get upset with them or forget to call them from time to time, or even grow apart from one another, but just remember that life is short, enjoy your time with, and appreciate your family while you can! Please share with me, what are you grateful for on the topic of family?
Thanks again to my Dad Dave, Mom Karen, and two wonderful and caring sisters Marianne and Michelle! You’re always an inspiration to me and in my life. I wish the best for you in your lives and I look forward to the next time we get together and make new memories!