It isn’t easy to stay positive in a negative world. My sister got me a gratitude journal for my birthday. I plan on using it and seeing if I can have a better mindframe each morning. It is easy to focus on all the things going wrong and to take the good for granted. I woke up this morning. Obviously, that’s a step in the right direction. I’ve had a lot of bad things going on in my life (see posts of the past…). A lot of it I do keep inside and I let it eat away at me. I don’t want to let that happen. I don’t want it to drag me down. I find there’s days when I drowned in all that’s taken place, asking God why constantly. I don’t get an answer, except that I’m able to wake up each day. I’m suppose to be in this world. I’m to keep trying, keep going, keep hoping and believing it will get better. Or I wouldn’t wake up in the morning. So some things I’m thankful for….people who love me, being a mom, my furry family, having a job I love, sunshine, warm days, rainbows, being able to drive. Just a few things to keep me going when I lose my way. It happens to all of us. My story is an odd one, but I can’t let it define me. I’m not who they tried to make me into, I’m what I’ve overcome. Keep pushing on. After all, you too, woke up this morning.