Reasons to be Grateful

Gratitude has a way of making life much better- it has a way of taking the sting out of any adversity you may face. It also helps you to put things in perspective. Gratitude isn’t about having delusions of grandeur. In fact, it’s far from it. It’s about realizing the blessings you have and counting them- making you realize that there is beauty in life if you look for it.

I will admit that sometimes, I forget to count my blessings and am not as thankful as I should be, we all get that way sometimes, especially when things don’t go as planned. However, as long as we realize it, we can quickly get back on the right track.

There are many things I am grateful for:

1. An awesome family who is close-knit and supportive of one another. I’m thankful for the love and togetherness we share and that we have healthy relationships with one another.

2. I’m thankful for my husband, Mike. Although we’ve had our ups and downs, we live each other very much. He is affectionate and open with me about everything. He works hard and takes care of me. Best of all, he supports me in my blogging and publishing of my books, which is something I thoroughly enjoy. I couldn’t ask for a better husband!

3. I’m grateful for my children. They have grown to be responsible adults who work hard, lead productive lives, and believe in God.

4. I’m grateful to have escaped bullying and eventually gotten to know my value and the good I bring to the table. I thank God everyday for opening my eyes and helping me to restore my confidence and peace of mind.

There are so many more things on my Gratitude List but if I wrote it all down, the list would be so long I’d use up all my storage space.

What are you grateful for today? Feel free to comment below.

Appreciation for Blogger Friends and Readers

Whew! 2021 has flown by, hasn’t it? Time seems to be moving so fast it’s almost scary! With 2022 just a week and a half away, I want to thank each and every one of you for making 2021 the best year yet at Chateau Cherie. Know that I appreciate you and all the good you bring to my little corner of the blogosphere. I’m grateful for your support and readership. Without you guys, this blog would never have gotten this far.

I always try to keep in mind that, when I write and post, it isn’t about me, it’s about you. Though I may share personal stories about myself from time to time, I share them as merely examples and never to toot my own horn. Yes, I’m a survivor and an overcomer but I never came through on my own, I only did it by the grace of God and a few awesome people who supported me during my worst times, and I try to keep that in the back of my mind.

And my blogger friends and readers are so important to me. This blog has grown to just over 2800 followers and although I’m so grateful for it and humbled by it, I will admit that I have problems quickly getting to everyone’s blogs to read. It’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with everyone’s posts due to time constraints and having other priorities of family, marriage, aging family members, and wifely household duties such as cooking and cleaning. If I could, I would definitely hire a few people to help me out. 😀

So, if you’re one of the blogger followers that I haven’t visited and read in a while, I just want to often my sincere apologies. But know this. It may take a while, but eventually, I will get to your blog and read your posts because I don’t only believe it’s the right thing to do, I also care about all of my readers and followers, which is why I make it a point to reciprocate their readership and support.

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Again, know that I appreciate each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart! And I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy, happy new year!