Shaun Robinson

TV Host • Author • Producer • Motown Gal

Being Thankful for the Year That Was

It's that time of year again! Time to make those New Year's resolutions and plan for a better year ahead. Time to make the list of what we will do and what we will (hopefully) stop doing once the clock turns midnight tonight. I make my resolutions, like all of you, and my list usually includes promises like going to the gym more, not eating candy (my vice!) spending more quality time with family and friends, building my foundation, and growing my television production business. But, I have learned that one of the most important resolutions I can make is to always be thankful for the year that I've had. That is hard to do if we have been met with health challenges, financial problems, or the loss of a loved one. Adversities can overwhelm our sense of stability and certainly our faith. But, no matter how difficult things get, I've learned that there is always, Always, ALWAYS something to be thankful for. I'm thankful for the family members I reconnected with this year. I'm thankful for the friends who kept their promises and, when they said they were going to be there, they were. I'm thankful for the doctor's report that came back negative. I'm thankful for the jobs that came through, the people who said they believed in me and the ones who wrote me to say that I inspired them. I'm thankful for the women who opened the door to the #MeToo movement (because #MeToo). I'm thankful for a wonderful church home and the protection and guidance from my ancestors who have gone on before me. Yes, there have been challenges this past year but, I'm thankful that my blessings FAR outweighed them. So, while we look forward to the year that will be, give thanks for the year that was. God Bless You and Happy New Year!

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