A Week of Thanksgiving – A Job

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Lilkidthings

I have a lot to be thankful for. I really do.

The problem is….lately I tend to overlook my blessings and focus on the stresses that are so overbearing.

When my friend Andrea from Lil-Kids-Things told me about A Week of Thanksgiving, I knew this was an exercise I needed for myself.

Today, I am grateful for a job. Really, I have 3 jobs. I blog here, I write and edit for 5 Minutes for Mom, and I am a photographer. I am grateful that I can do each of these jobs at home and that I can still be available for my kids. Although my jobs are very demanding and time consuming, I am flexible enough that I can be at home when my kids are sick, and I am always around to help them with their homework.

I am grateful that 15 years after graduating from college I am doing something that I love and that I am good at. I know that I am not the best at what I do….I look at other photographers’ and writers’ work and know that I have a lot of room to improve. But I have been successful at something that I love. What more could I ask for?

I love that in my mid-to-late-30’s I am learning. I learn every day. And I stretch myself regularly. I may have a lot of stresses in my life but I also have many joys, and I find great satisfaction from exercising my creative talents daily.

What are you thankful for today?

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About Lolli

Lolli has written 2887 posts on this blog.

I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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  1. I love that you never stop learning! I think keeping that attitude is so important. Thank you for sharing :-)
    Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things)´s last blog post ..Muppet Legacy {a week of thanksgiving}

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  2. And you are awesome at the 3 jobs that you do! I’m thankful that I’ve gotten to know you better through your writing and photographs. Hugs!
    ConnieFoggles´s last blog post ..CatDog DVD Movie | Holiday Gift #Giveaway

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  3. Good for you for being able to make a successful career doing what you love and for appreciating it!
    Jessica @FoundtheMarbles´s last blog post ..What I am Thankful for…

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