• Gwendolyn Houston Jack

So Very Thankful

I’ve said this more times than I can count. I needed 2020 to happen. Now, it saddens me to think of the loved ones and friends who transcended. That’s one part I wish we could remove. Yet, I must acknowledge I was sleep-walking through life. I wasn’t present. I wasn’t creating time for what really mattered to me. I was winging it.


Pumpkin shaped fall wreath with the message "so very thankful" in the middle placed on a blue door.
So Very Thankful Fall wreath

This year has been an eye-opener. It’s been filled with changes even I didn’t anticipate, but most importantly, it’s been filled with conscious gratitude. I tend to start the day with a prayer thanking the Lord for allowing me to see another day, watching over my family, and allowing us a chance to get it right. But lately, I’ve been carving out more time to reflect on my day and write down what I’m grateful for. Trust me, it’s making a huge difference in how I operate and view the world.


This November, as I hang my fall wreath on the door, the phrase “So Very Thankful” hits differently. I’m beyond grateful for my supportive husband, a loving family, amazing friends, and trusting clients. Living a life of deliberate intention requires work, but the rewards are definitely worth it.

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