A Lot To Be Thankful For

Knowing Thanksgiving is two days away, gives me reason to pause and reflect on the many things I am grateful for in my personal life as well as my business.

There is not a day that goes by where I am not thankful for the gift of healing in my body.  Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in April of 2006 has been a life changing experience.  I recall seeing a Larry King Live interview with Suzanne Somers, while I was going through my treatment, whom you may recall chose to fight her breast cancer through alternative means, no chemotherapy.  I was laying on the couch with no hair, and not feeling well when I heard this interview.  Suzanne was sharing that she had been cancer free for 5 years at that point. She made a comment I haven’t forgotten.  She said “I can say I am truly grateful for the experience”.  I remember thinking to myself, “Will I ever be able to say I am grateful for this experience’?  I couldn’t imagine it!  Well, as I am now cancer free for the 3rd year, I am gaining a much better perspective on the journey I was on and yes, I can now say I am truly grateful for the experience.  I have found through adversity, there can be opportunity! 

I would like to share a few of the many things I am grateful for are:

  • Health which allows me to enjoy waking up to each fresh, new day
  • Husband, John and 11 yr old twin step-daughters, Jahna and Mikala
  • Mom, Alta
  • Brother and Sister-in-Law, Dick and Kris
  • Two adorable nieces, Mia and Shayla,
  • Many good friends
  • Pastor Joel Johnson/Westwood Community Church
  • Oncologist Dr Brian Rank/Health Partners
  • Massage Therapist Sandy Becklund
  • Home
  • Freedom/Soldiers who protect us every day
  • Supportive outreach of It’s Still Me Wig Studio
  • Christian Faith
  • Hope in the midst of uncertainty
  • Peace in the midst of worldly chaos
  • Grace for all circumstances
  • Gifts of love and forgiveness
  • Courage to face both the good and the bad
  • Every gorgeous sunrise and sunset/all of Minnesota’s beautiful seasons
  • And…YOU!

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to reflect on the things you are most grateful for.  A spirit of gratitude is contagious.  Let’s spread the fact we are truly blessed amongst ourselves and we’ll be joyful people!