a house with a roof

a running car

a job I love

clients and friends who inspire me

drivers who wave when you let them in

strangers who smile back

a family who has loved me and supported me unconditionally

a half sister who I havenโ€™t seen in years yet comments on almost every Facebook post

being godparents to two girls I love more than I knew was possibleย 

a G-Ma who would do anything for me, and has

a papa who loved me as though I were his granddaughter by blood


Best friends who:

I can laugh with and cry with

are loyal, without question

are now my family


A mom who:

is healthy

is getting straight Aโ€™s in both of her classes!

I have a great relationship with


A husband who:

makes me laugh daily

celebrates my birthday every month on the 14th (the last was 30 and 5/12ths)

can articulate my thoughts better than I can

loves his family

loves my family

has patience

makes me heart-shaped food every year on Valentine’s Day

thinks I’m the most beautiful when I wake up in the morning

is my very best friend

holds my hand as often as he can

likes my laugh best when it’s the dorkiest

loves me with his whole heart


What I’m most thankful for… Living a life Iโ€™m proud of.


And now I’m in a pile of tears.

Each and every single one of you owe it to yourself to take a few hours today (or any day) and really think about and write down all of the things in your life you’re thankful for. And if your list, like mine, includes people… take the time to tell them what they mean to you. You owe it to them.

And to the best, most loyal blog readers around… from the bottom of my heart, thank you.


~Bobbi Michelle.