November 25 – I am Grateful for…

Day 25… November 25

Today I am grateful for my family.

I have a lot of it!!!

I mentioned it in yesterday’s post briefly but I will elaborate a little more.

Specifically my family of origin.

My parents are Mike and Shirley Anderson.

They have 13 children. 10 sons and 3 daughters.

YES…. I have 10 brothers and 2 sisters. This picture includes the first sister in law.

As if this wasn’t unusual enough, we actually like each other. And we like each other’s spouses. And we like most of each other’s kids ….jk…. we love them all!!

I’m not sure how I don’t have a more recent picture of all the siblings but it is a little challenging to get all of us together at once. I need to find who has the pictures from last summer!!

This one is everyone who was present (missing 4 or so and there have been a few more born since then) back in 2014.

And thanks to Covid and the world shutting down, we were all able to be with our mom during her battle with pancreatic cancer.

Probably one of the favorite things ever overheard from a stranger describing our family came while a large group of us, with a good portion of our kids, were hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park.

YES…. I have 10 brothers and 2 sisters.

As if this wasn’t unusual enough, we actually like each other. And we like each other’s spouses. And we like most of each other’s kids ….jk…. we love them all!!

Hello Friends!

I’m Michelle. I am learning how to minimize my overwhelm, perfectionism, and people-pleasing and I am ready to help you do the same. I’m a certified Life Coach and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Come with me and learn how.

It is an amazing blessing to me to have so much support and love in my life. And even though we are all very different individuals, and have all our own crazy lives, I am so glad that we are able and willing to share those lives with each other.

“All I know is they are all related and they are all really loud!”

I guess we are not an everyday occurrence for most people. 🙂

And we can be “a lot”!!!

But I love that we accept each other just as we are and we are all allowed to just be ourselves.

Some more pictures through the years, just for fun.

One thing is for sure…… no matter how many there are at a time, we love having fun together!!

It is an amazing blessing to me to have so much support and love in my life. And even though we are all very different individuals, and have all our own crazy lives, I am so glad that we are able and willing to share those lives with each other.

What are you grateful for? “Contact Me” and send me a quick email. If you prefer, you can “Schedule a Conversation” for a free session to discuss what you want to work towards and how to get started.

The work is GRATITUDE, and I want to become a master!!

And as always…..Remember…..It’s ALL good!!

Published by mrkeil

I help women face the overwhelm of parenting, family and multiple schedules, let go of the shame and people-pleasing perfectionism they place on themselves as women of faith, and create a life they love with intention and purpose. I can help you find your own answers for any problem, reach for any goal, and discover how to be more of yourself as you learn tools to use your own gifts to strengthen yourself emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. In choosing to design your life and live into compassion and lessen the guilt and judgment, you can teach your family to do the same. Find the real you by showing up authentically for yourself and the ones you love. And remember... It's ALL good!!!

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