The Things I Don’t Have

Tradition says I should post on Facebook and all of social media the things I am thankful that I have.  I was restless last night when I should have been sleeping, and instead thought of my list of things I am thankful I no longer have.

I no longer have a household full of screaming matches, and thrown objects, and drunken threats.

I don’t have a sense of dread opening the door to my home worried about what I am going to face when I get inside.

I don’t have the stench of cheap wine making my stomach turn.

I don’t have the bruises anymore.

If life is not what you want it to be, as frightening is to stay where you are, and it will be more frightening to leave-  But when you do, the sense of peace you will finally have, there is no wealth on Earth that money can buy.

So this Thanksgiving, I give thanks for all the Blessings I do have- and even more for the Blessing of the all of the things I do not.


5 thoughts on “The Things I Don’t Have

  1. I like how you swapped it around here. A lot of the time people tend to focus on the negative things, all that we don’t like, don’t want etc, instead of the positive things, (myself included – hell I’m not big on positivity, but I’m really trying to turn that around).
    Great post!


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