I am about to do some “throat clearing” as I have not written in ages. Part of the reason for my lack of penmanship is I have been overwhelmed with what is going on in the world right now. I have wanted to write about so many current topics we are straddling and attempting to navigate on a global level, but I have been hesitant as those hot button subjects can be misconstrued & I am fearful of coming across as ignorant, insensitive, extreme in addition to pedantic and long winded – digging myself into an abyss of words.

As I try to resolve my fear of writing about important social matters and causing a mass unfriending on different social media platforms, I have decided to just write about what I am grateful for and I found this post on Instagram whom I am not sure to give credit to, so if you know who created this “30 Days of Gratitude” please let me know.

Post from Instagram by Future Beautiful

Day One: A person I am glad to have in my life. I have to say the immediate person who comes to my mind I am so grateful for having in my life is Brian. Anyone, who knows me well, knows I kissed a lot of frogs before I landed this guy. Meeting Brian was a real answer to prayer.

I am grateful to have him in my life for so many different reasons. To start, I trust him implicitly; I don’t think I have ever trusted a man I have been with before; quite frightful isn’t it! He is kind, he is both honest and fair to a fault where he often ends up cutting himself off short as he wants everyone to be happy. I am grateful for Brian because he believes in me and he is my number one fan. He stops me when I am self deprecating. He may actually love the cats more than I do.

Gershwin enjoying his new pimped out Cat Condo which comes with a kitty hammock
Suki & Gershwin in one of the many forts Brian has made for them…

Brian is my best friend, and he loves me for all my weird quirks. He forgives me easily when I mess up or act like a haggard, old, nasty, horrid person. Yes, yes, I can be mean…

He loves his Mama and he always checks in on her to make sure she is doing well. Always a good attribute to look for in a man is how he treats his Mom.

He is a much better writer than me which annoys me to no end, but hey man, I have to give credit where credit is due and this guy has been blessed with the gift of eloquence.

He holds no airs or pretentiousness. He is a man who is the salt of this earth; he is authentic. He never gossips, or has anything bad to say about anyone which at times drives me crazy as sometimes you just want your significant other to agree with you.

He knows how to calm me down when I am in hysterics over whatever… He grounds me, he humbles me, he shows me logic when all I can see is red.

According to a very good friend he has turned me into a more liberal thinking person, which she doesn’t like, but oddly enough I like myself better for it.

He can hold his own, when he comes against the argumentative Rach who is looking for a fight, and he knows how to diffuse a Rachel bomb about to go off.

I am quite certain I haven’t covered all the reasons why I am so grateful to have Brian by my side as my husband. Brian is the one person I am most glad and grateful to have in my life. Who are you most glad to have in your life?

Peace & Love – Rachel

Published by You Know Jacques!

Living in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. BA in Political Science, bailed on pursuing law school, some how wound up in the wonderful world of HR. Blogging about everything under the sun from social injustices, minimalism & the corruption of over consumerism, mental health issues, diet, dating, book/restaurant/product reviews (only if I truly like them), and social issues. I hope to encourage and inspire being as authentic as I can be. I hope you enjoy what I have to share and please feel free to drop me a line.

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