Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it’s about spending time with the ones you love and being grateful for your life. It’s a holiday that reminds me to appreciate the little things. And while I have a lot to be grateful for this year, I’m grateful for me. It’s never too late to stop and appreciate where you are in life and how far you’ve come. 

I’m Grateful for How Far I’ve Come

I’ve grown so much over the past three years. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and I’m truly grateful to be exactly where I am on my journey. I am living 100% as myself, authentically, and unapologetically. For so long, I was married to someone who brainwashed me, forced their beliefs on me, and sucked the joy out of my life. Now, I’m getting in touch with who I am.

I’m re-learning what it means for me to be me, and this year, that’s what I’m most grateful for. I know that, on Thanksgiving, many families sit down and share their gratitude out loud. And most years, I say the same thing a lot of people do: I’m grateful for my family, the food we’re blessed with at that big Thanksgiving meal, my job, my health… You get it. But this year, I’m grateful that I’ve been strong enough to accomplish everything I have and brave enough to change my life.

How did I find that bravery? How did I overcome fear and take action to make my life better? I believed in myself. 

enough was enough

I’m Grateful to Know True Happiness

I’m not saying my life’s perfect. I face difficulties and challenges like everyone else. But I’m happy despite those things. They don’t consume my life. I don’t have that chaos, drama, or poison in my life anymore. I’m in a better place.

If you asked me all those years ago if I was happy, I would have said I was. And looking back, I was happy-ish. I thought I had a happy life because I didn’t know how much better things could be. I didn’t hate my life, but I didn’t have peace. I wasn’t confident in myself. I mean, it’s hard to be confident when someone is always breaking you down. 

I’m grateful that I’ve been strong enough to pivot and change my path. It wasn’t too late for me to make a happy life for myself. I’m happy to be me. I’m comfortable in my skin. I’m proud to be the best me I can be, and I’m thankful for the journey that got me here.

Be Grateful for You This Year

This Thanksgiving won’t be quite like other years, but I hope that however you choose to spend your holiday, you do what you want to do. Even if it means you take a solo vacation somewhere by yourself, do what makes your heart happy. 

Make Thanksgiving a holiday full of peace for yourself. Be confident and strong in your decisions. Be grateful for what you have because when you focus on the positive aspects of your life, the things you don’t have just don’t matter. It’s never too late to be grateful for you and how far you’ve come. I wish you all the best. 

Live your best life,