Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thankful Thursday...Gratitude Journal

I have a gratitude journal that I keep when things feel a little rough. I started it months ago and open it up on those not so happy days. When I started this journal I decided that I didn't want to do the usual gratitude journal where I wrote about all the things that I am thankful for (although that is noteworthy) but that I wanted to put a twist on it and write about the things that are most important to me.. PEOPLE. So each time I feel in a slump, I open up that book and pick someone in my life that I am grateful for and dedicate that page to them. So, I have decided that every Thursday I am going to post these gratitude moments so all that read this will know what great people I have in my life and why they are so great.

I am going to start off this tradition with my Brother... I know, I know some of you may be a little suprised because we fight like an old married couple, but really over the last 8 or so years, I have really learned that my brother loves me so much. This is for you Pat. Thanks for always trying to be a Dad to me, even when I don't like it most of the time, I know that it is all because you are just trying to watch over me.

The Top Ten Reason's why I am grateful for Patrick Neal Gazaway...

10. Whenever I have needed help with things car problems, money, fixing something he always comes through.
9. He suprised me with a car for Christmas in 2004 that has works like a champion!
8. He bought the house that my roomies and I live in and eats money on it every month but still lets me live there.
7. When he knows that something is really important to me, he does whatever it takes to help me. (personal trainer, weightloss, non profit work, etc)
6. He is the daddy of my two nephews and one niece.
5. He tries so hard to be there for Mom when she needs him. Helps with yard work, repairs, upkeep when he can.
4. He let Dad and Lisa stay at his house for a week.
3. He has a hard exterior but is just a soft cuddly bear on the inside
2. He has actually started complimenting me and saying sorry on occasion.
1. He is sensitive to the spirit. I am thankful that my brother is not afraid to cry when he feels something sweet.

Pat I am very thankful for you, even though sometimes I am not the greatest at showing it. I love you Bro!


Angie said...

What a sweet tribute to your brother! You know, I've never even met your brother. I didn't even know what he looked like! Sounds like he's been a blessing to must run in the family because you bless others every day of your life!

Andrea said...

megs thanks for all you rsweet posts about your family, brother, just like family, friends and everyone else. they are so awesome and sweet. you are a great frined to have miss megs. love you!