As the world around us changes, sometimes by the minute, I keep reminding myself to be grateful. This keeps me focused on the good things, and helps me to not worry as much about my concerns for family and friends during these uncertain days.

What am I grateful for today?

I’m grateful for the love of my family and friends, and especially my significant other, my better half. He’s the calm in my storm and my rock, and I’m so grateful we found each other.

I’m grateful for my “new” life of self employment. Although not having a steady paycheck can be a little unsettling right now, I’m so grateful that I took the leap of faith a year ago and moved north for good.

I’m grateful for my family and friends around the world. We all seem to support and lift each other up in so many ways – a card in the mail, a kind word/note on Facebook, a phone call…..all of these things make tough times bearable and I love those in my sphere of influence, they are always there when I need a boost or some support.

I’m grateful for the local friends and customers I have gotten to know and who support me with their purchases of eggs, cakes and other goods that I sell year round. It means so much to me, and I’m grateful for every sale. No matter what happens in the coming months, I hope to continue to sell my goods from home to those who want/need them.

There are so many other little things in life that I’m grateful for today; the ability to drive for a few minutes and be at the beach and Lake Michigan with my dogs, my property and the surrounding beauty I try to create and improve upon each season, my whims and sharing them with my better half and the world (MCCB), and the basics – a roof over my head, food in the pantry and heat to stay warm.

I’m blessed beyond belief and although I’m nervous about what’s happening in the world, I continue to focus on the good things, and remain, grateful.

Wishes for peace, health and happiness to you all! Andria

Published by Red Gate Farm Michigan

I'm a city girl living her dream of having a small farm in the country, living a simpler life and enjoying every minute of it! #auntbeawannabe

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