A bouquet of thank yous – An attitude of gratitude
Let’s be honest, none of us would be here if it wasn’t for our parents. They have given birth to us, nurtured us and taught us valuable life lessons that have brought us thus far. Once you become a parent, you start to see things differently. You now understand why they refused you certain things, what their worries and anxieties were regarding you, what they were trying to protect you from and why. It would be wrong of me to thank anyone else first, in place of them.
To my parents,
Thank you! Seriously, mum, dad, thank you. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. Over the years, you have been the driving force behind me, always pushing and lending a hand to me whenever I needed it. You have given me strength in the situations that have broken me and given me hope for a brighter tomorrow. I applaud you, because now that I am a parent, I understand from your perspective that you have always tried to look out for me and protect me as much as you could. I want you to know that you have done a great job in raising me and any of my faults, were my own. Never blame yourself for any decisions that I have made. Your upbringing had no faults. I hope that this thank you, makes up for all the missed thank yous over the years. I appreciate you guys and love you guys very much and you mean everything to me.
Secondly, I am very thankful to my husband because if it wasn’t for him I would never have started this blog. I would have never mustered up the courage to start this blog but also, if it wasn’t for him I would have never faced the situations that I have faced that have brought me to become the strong person that I am now. I have to be honest, I was not always so strong, in fact, I still cry at the drop of a hat but I am stronger now, as a woman, as a mother and as a wife.
To my husband,
Thank you. Thank you so much for pushing me to do this. You know that I love being a mum and that I love my babies so very much but I really wanted to do something for myself. Thank you for providing me with the means to do this and for pushing me to do this. Thank you for helping me with the kids so that I can write my posts and set up this blog. It all means very much to me. Thank you for all the things that you do for us on a daily basis and for things you provide for us always. I hope that you know that I appreciate all the things you do for us.
Thirdly, I am very thankful to my family. To all my extended family – in the laws and blood laws, I want to thank you for the part you have played in my life. For all the help and support that you have provided for me throughout my life, I must thank you. I appreciate everything you have done, no matter how big or how small, it still means something to me and I hold you very close to my heart.
I guess what I am trying to say for today, is that no matter how many different types of people you meet in life, you should thank them, even if they have harmed you. Be thankful to those who have helped you in your difficult time, they have done you a great service. Be thankful to those that have left you in a difficult time, they have taught you how to be strong on your own, and have helped you realise the strength you never knew you had. Be thankful for those who have put you in a difficult time, they have taught you to be careful when trusting people and shown you the people in your life that will be there for you always. Be thankful for those bad days, it is because of those bad days that you are able to appreciate the good ones. Be thankful for the bad people, without them you would never be able to appreciate and recognise the good ones.
Lastly, THANK YOU, for reading this post. Thank you friends, family and other bloggers and lovely mums for reading, liking, sharing and commenting with your awesome feedback. I appreciate you, playing a part in giving me the confidence needed to continue writing.
It is said that if you start your day off on a positive note, you will feel happier and more content with life. That said, generally, the way we start off our day influences how we feel for the rest of the day. So if starting off your day positively can make you feel happier, why not start your week with an attitude of gratitude, spread the good vibes and thank those that matter to share the smiles!
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Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.