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With the world being so crazy and so much negativity being present everyday, it’s hard to find the positivity but we must keep in mind that there’s always something to be thankful for. Sometimes it may not be clearly visible or noticeable, but in any given situation, there is always a reason to be thankful

Thankful For Family

Family is one of the biggest reasons to be thankful for. So much gratitude and appreciation present when it comes to family. With family comes the best and the worst of each person, but we all learn to accept and support one another. I am grateful for my family who has always supported me with everything. We have been there through thick and thin and always found ways to be there for each other.

My parents have been through everything with my from day one. They raised me respect others, to know my rights and wrongs, and to go out there and pursue my dreams. They’ve watched me grow as a child to an adult, but I know that I will always be their baby. Even till this day, my mom will still make my very dishes and bring them over.

They’ve been there during my best times and my worst times and supported me with their arms wide open. I wouldn’t be who I am without them. Through the pain and suffering, our relationship has grown stronger and stronger and I am forever grateful.

My sister and family is my go to person. No matter what problems I have, she always has a suggestion or a solution to help me with my problems. (She tells it like it is, straight out!) We’ve shed many tears, shared many laughters, and had shopping sprees like no other and we will continue to do this. I am forever grateful!

Through the laughter and tears, the worry and fears, the happy and the sad, and the anger and despair, we learn to pull each other through all these moments. My family has always stuck together through every storm and came out stronger than ever. Life has thrown many challenges our way, but with God’s grace we managed to overcome them, and will continue to do so, and I am forever thankful!

Keep in mind that family doesn’t always mean blood. Family can be immediate blood related, blended, fostered, adopted, relatives, and friends. Family is someone you define as being part of your life who make a difference in your life.


Cherish all the good people in your life! People come and go, and friends stay and leave, but a true friend will always stay forever. When I was younger, I always thought having a big group of people surrounding you was always the best thing. I thought quantity counted more in friends then quality. Well as you get older, you start to realizing that quality matters more. Even having a small group of REALLY GREAT friends is better than having a large group of friends who are scattered everywhere.

I have a great support system when it comes to friends. Many have come and gone, and many have come and stayed. The ones that left, left a memory that I won’t forget and the ones that stayed are here to continue making memories together. We may not talk everyday, every week, or even every month, but my friends and I can pick up just where we left off. That’s what makes a true friendship wonderful, and I am forever grateful!

My Husband

My husband is a unique one. He drives me crazy, yet brings me laughter. He makes me angry, yet brings me joy. I can’t say he is the perfect, because there is no perfect, but I can definitely say that he is my perfect husband. We’ve come a LONG way from our friendship days, to dating days, to marriage life, and parenthood, yet I wouldn’t do this with anyone else but him.

Throughout the years, we’ve learned that relationship is not just built over night. It is something you grow into like growing a plant. You put a tender loving care to it and watch it blossom. We’ve gone through pretty much hell and back with all the challenges that came into our lives, but we fought every single one of them and will continue to do so. He is my forever #1 supporter and so will I, and I am forever grateful!

My Kids

I am and will always be thankful for my kids. I’ve experience the most craziest and scariest moments of life because of my kids, but I would never exchange it for anything. You know why? Because it has taught me so much and it helped with my growth as a person and a parent. They teach me everyday to be stronger for them as well as for myself.

My kids are my motivators. Through all the ups and downs I’ve gone through with them, they continue to believe in me and trust in me. They may not be the best listeners, or can be wild in many ways, but I am forever grateful for them and thankful that they chose me as their mom.

Sentimental People And Things

I am forever thankful for the small yet big things in life. I have the best in-laws. The past 6 years have brought the biggest challenges of my life and they’ve supported me in undeniable ways. Without their support, I’m not sure how things might have been, and where we would be. Their words of comfort, wisdom, and lessons are what helps me grow stronger and wiser. They constantly check up on us to see how I’m doing and share helpful plans and ideas with me. I know that I’m still making progress, but their support means so much to me and I am forever grateful.

Being at home with my kids is a blessing in disguise. Staying at home with my kids wasn’t a given choice. It was more of all that I could do. I wasn’t able to physically get back to work after my first born and the years just passed. I worked as an online consultant for a clothing company and made income in the first couple years. Then my second came along and the years continued as a work at home mom but for not much. I wasn’t creating much income yet I’m still not physically able to go to work.

My little one still needed my attention and then COVID happened. I was stressing about not bringing much income to help my husband but for now I have to be thankful for what I have. The opportunity to stay at home with my kids is not something everyone is capable of doing. I need to think of the positive and be thankful for what I have and not what I don’t have. I will continue to pray that God will lead me into something that will help me get back fully on my feet but in the meanwhile, I will appreciate what I have and be forever grateful.

When it comes to something sentimental, it can also relate to awards or recognitions. That’s something East Point Foundry can be of help. They create hand crafted bronze and aluminum plagues for decades for various people, events, and places. They offer a variety of designs and custom color/texts/and sizes that you can choose from.

So if you ever wanted to show your gratitude in a special way, creating a Cast Bronze Plaque with them is a great way. Here is a sample of a plaque that they’ve created. So much detail and effort is put into it. They can work with you in creating a special bronze plaque for you as well. Do you see the transformation from the original to the bronze plaque? How amazing is that? Go check out their website and see the amazing things they can create for you as well.

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