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I was looking back at some of my posts from earlier this year and no matter how many times I read this one, I always love it.  I think this is my favourite post of this year.  I've read it so many times and it just never gets old.  I noticed that only one thing has changed since I wrote this almost a year ago.   Instead of having friends in 7 countries, I now have friends in 15 countries that I have either known for years, laughed with and/or cried with.

And, the travelling will be scaled back quite a bit so I can save money for Graduate School in England! :)

So I thought, because I love this post so much, that I would share it again.  So here it is.  I am one lucky little scaper!

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ameshinju at Thinky Thoughts of Appreciation

It hit me like a tone of bricks tonight, that I am a very lucky person and I have a good life.

I have a family that loves and supports me.

I have friends in  7 countries (friends that I have known for years, and have laughed and cried with).

I have friends who I consider family, and close friends, and geeky friends, and aquaintance friends.

I made it through school (15 years to get finished high school and then 5 years at Carleton) and I hope to go back for a masters degree.

I am lucky enough to have met and talked (and sung kareoke) with and also have had brunch with quite a few of my favourite actors and actresses. (as well as the standard autographs and photo ops and hugs XD )

I love the country I was born and raised in, and I love the country that I currently live and work in.

I have an awesome job with a stable income that lets me travel while paying off my loans.

I am amazingly lucky to have survived not one, but three! natural disasters all in one weekend!!!  That's REALLY amazing!

I have so much more ahead of me, so many choices to make, and things to discover.

I've learned from the bad things and usually found something good came from them, and the few that I haven't found anything good about made me stronger and helped me to mature (which may be seen as a good thing by some).

So when I am not having a good day, I really just need to remember that life is constantly changing and the things that are making me unhappy will not last forever.  Just stay strong and soldier through and "this too shall pass"

I am very proud of my life. I am very thankful for the way my life has turned out so far.  And I am going to continue doing great and amazing things with the rest of it :)

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