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September 26, 2018

Overwhelmed with Thankfulness

Have you ever woke up and just felt so overwhelmed? I’m sure we all have. We wake up realizing the million tasks we have to do for be day and few completely defeated.

Who wants to wake up feeling defeated and the day hasn’t even technically begun? I know I don’t! Overwhelmed seems to be a natural feeling for everyone, but especially women. We try to take on so much and sometimes, you feel like you can’t keep your head above water.

I woke up starting my normal routine of getting my kids ready for school, taking them to school, going to the gym and grabbing my daily coffee. As I was in the gym, I felt so overwhelmed. This was a different overwhelmed, it was an overwhelming feeling of thankfulness. I was working out and thinking how thankful I was for this year, my health, my journey, my discipline. I couldn’t have done any of this without the strength God gave me.

As I continued my workout, I kept thinking how thankful I was for my parents. Growing up, you always think your parents are wrong and never really realize all they do and sacrifice for you. I sat there thinking, as a parent myself, everything they did for me growing up. They never missed a game, they gave me everything I wanted, meals on the table, took me where I needed to go, never complained once about running here, there and everywhere and somehow, I’m almost 31 and they still take care of me. Thankful. Overwhelmed with thankfulness for those two.

Now, I watch them as they are grandparents to my kids and now, my niece. They continue to provide for these kids. Thankful. I never realize just how lucky and blessed you are but every now and then you get hit with an overwhelming feeling. Today, that feeling hit me and I can’t help but reflect on the amazing life I have and I owe it all to the two who gave me life.

So yes, I am overwhelmed, but I am overwhelmed with thankfulness for the life I have and the two who gave me life and loved me first.

Take a minute and just STOP and think of the things you have to be thankful for.

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