Giving thanks

To say this has been a rough week would be an understatement. I have been going crazy with the new job and then yesterday a client decided to tell me that they can’t pay their most recent invoice which is roughly equal to my monthly mortgage plus my estimated expenses for the holiday this year. I’m going to keep it real here and say that it took everything to not go into stereotypical Black woman mode and start snapping and losing it when my client told me but thankfully I kept it together.

That said, I came home and was in a real funk about my finances, and life in general. However as I was baking pies today and getting ready for the holidays, it hit me that I have much to give thanks for. Yeah, it sucks to lose a chunk of money, on the other hand my boy is home, this chile is at least 6’3 maybe even 6’4. He is really towering over his lil Mama. Mini-me is doing great despite the fact she is driving us crazy asking about John McCain, she wants to know what happened to him. Gotta love kids.

No, my kids are all good, my marriage is sound, truthfully we are having some issues but nothing that we can’t work out. Everyone is healthy and we have our needs met, so all in all what more can I ask for?  Yeah, a new car would be nice as well as a shopping trip and spa visit but those are not necessities.

So on this Thanksgiving Eve when so many don’t even have their basic needs met, I feel blessed and feel the need to reflect on my bounty because I know really it could always be worse. My current line of work combined with years of working with the homeless in Chicago reminds me of how bad things can be.

 So I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and ask what are you most thankful for this holiday?

5 thoughts on “Giving thanks”

  1. Hey Shay,

    Well…I could go on and on about what is goign on in my life that I would like to change…but I will just embrace the attitude of gratitude instead!!

    This is a wonderful time of year….all of the blogs have such compassionate and gracious posts about Thanksgiving. I love going from blog to blog and reading so many positive and heart-warming memories!

    As for the client who said he/she can not pay….just let them know that you will require a retainer in the amount of $________from now on. Hmmmph.

    When people mess with your money, you have to put your foot down! No more charity cases!!!

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
    Lisa

  2. ((((hugs)))) So sorry to hear that your client flaked! That is so sucky! But you’ve got the right attitude. In all things, no matter what, give thanks. There’s always something to give thanks for.

    This holiday I’m thankful for the fact that I’ve been able to forgive and let go of anger so that I can begin to enjoy my family. I’m so grateful for my husband and my children and the fact that we are well, clothed, fed.

    Fully Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m most thankful that I can be with people who love me this holiday…even though they drive me nuts, hehe.

  4. I am thankful for family. In the rough and tumble world out here it’s so comforting to have a place to rest and to have people who will squeeze you so tightly with their hugs until you can barely breathe.

  5. I laughed out loud at mini-me wondering what happened to John McCain! Oh that was funny! And the boy is 6’3″??? WOW.

    I just made a comment about all the TV I watched at my sister’s over the holiday but I was thankful to be able to spend time with family and especially my little niece, who can sing almost ANYTHING you give her. She turns 3 in January…do we have a little prodigy on our hands? lol I wish I lived closer because I really want to be part of her life.

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