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Aundi Kolber is a licensed therapist (MA, LPC), speaker, and author of her debut book, "Try Softer." She has received additional training in her specialization of trauma- and body-centered therapies and is passionate about the integration of faith and psychology. Follow along with Aundi at aundikolber.com.

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  1. Oddly, perfectionism and motherhood were the factors that drove me to begin counting gifts. Sometimes God has to take us through a hard season in order for us to embrace all the blessing that lives in our every day. Thankful to be on this journey with you!

  2. I love this time of year!! And we all have a lot to be thankful for. My Sunday school class has a group text that we share one thing each day that we are thankful for, not the ordinary things but those things we may take for granted: clean drinking water, a hot cup of coffee, a warm coat. As the Creator of the universe, He gives us all good things and it’s up to us to share our abundance with others. Thank you for sharing your heart!! Happy Thanksgiving Ya’ll!!!!

  3. Beautiful words, difficult job. But for me and I’m sure is true for you, Motherhood is a job that has helped me to grow more like my Savior. And is a job, I recognize, as unaccomplishable without him guiding me.

    • Absolutely, Diane. One of the things I’ve appreciated about motherhood (and has also been one of the hardest pieces too) is realizing how much I need Jesus to walk with me through it. Thanks for reading!

  4. Aundie,
    You have put this so beautifully put into words. thank-you. With the everyday turmoil it can be overlooked, but with so much to be grateful for, it shouldn’t be.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all today,

    Penny

  5. Aundi,,

    Thanks for being real! Life is hard sometimes. When I start feeling down I make a “thankful” list. I begin by putting down major items like God, Jesus, sins forgiven, etc. My list goes on to include brain, eyes ears nose, think, see, hear, smell & even small things like colors, mountains, weather changes. I have around 200+ items that I can say I’m thankful for. That seems to lift my spirits and make me realize how blessed I am!

    Blessings 🙂

  6. Grateful for this post tonight. It opened my eyes a little more to the high standards I have always placed on myself.. more and more I am realizing how much of a perfectionist I am, and being a mother of 3 young boys, perfectionism is a tall order.

    • Camille, it’s an honor to encourage you in this way. Perfectionism is a heavy load to bear and I’m grateful I can provide a touch of perspective on your journey. Blessings to you.