I've entered a giveaway for a gratitude journal. I have not kept one before. I know the power of positive thinking. I count my blessings often. But that doesn't keep me from seeing the darker side. Maybe it helps keep me balanced, more so than if I only looked at the negative. But I'm feeling pretty weighed down with the weight of the burdens those around me are carrying tonight.
I am grateful for:
1. My husband, our marriage, and the support he gives me. His love is the closest to unconditional that I've ever experienced.
2. My children - the lights of my life.
3. My health.
4. A roof over my head and heat when it's cold.
6. The ability to pursue my dreams.
I am heartbroken that not everyone I know has these things tonight, and I feel helpless to do anything about their need.