Happy Thanksgiving! Or, for our US friends Columbus Day.
This weekend, I was able to visit with family and a new group of friends. I had a fantastic holiday weekend!
The highlight was meeting a new group of friends and hearing what they were thankful/grateful for, there were so many inspiring stories. Things like having a rewarding job, happy to be in Canada instead of a country full of civil war, being a strong independent woman, leaving a bad relationship, getting a college diploma and making a career change at fifty years of age, and so on. Positive, strong, and independent women surrounded me. It was a fabulous evening.
Can you tell it was a girl’s night? 🙂
To be perfectly honest, I have never done something like this at Thanksgiving, stating what you’re thankful for. Sure, I have my gratitude moments throughout the year but I’ve never really focused on it.
It was a nice change.
What am I thankful for?
Financially speaking, I am thankful that I have taken control and responsibility of my finances and I have a plan. Debt freedom is very important to me. The next step in this equation will be that magical net worth number, or my financial goal.
Further to that, I am very thankful for family, friends, new friends (in both life and my online blogger friends) and most importantly, I am thankful for fear and for change.
Without challenging and conquering my fears, I would not have made drastic changes to my life and I wouldn’t be where I am now. I would not have faced my fears and gotten to know myself as an individual. I have also faced my fears when it comes to money, and challenging the incorrect mindset that I’ve had towards it.
By embracing change, I am no longer fearful of it and am willing to step outside of my comfort zone. Change is important to achieving any personal growth.