Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Wow! The month of November has just flown by this year, and now I find myself almost at the end of the month wondering where in the world it went.

Despite the swiftly passing time, I would be remiss if I didn’t take a minute to write a Thanksgiving post. The trend this year seems to write something different every day that you’re thankful for. I can be into trends sometimes … but in this case I decided the bandwagon wasn’t for me. That’s not to say I’m ungrateful, but sometimes I just have a need to be different is all.

I am grateful for so, so many things! I can’t do my gratitude justice in just one post, whether it by on Facebook or here in my blog. I can give a few highlights. Of course one of the top blessings in my life is my wonderful family. I would not be the person I am today without them. They support me, love me, believe in me and encourage me. And I do my best to do the same for them.

I have wonderful parents, and it’s been a great blessing in my life that I’ve never had to wonder for even one minute if they loved me because I know that they do.

I’m close to all my siblings and love them for who they are and the great example they have always been for me. We’re so close that one’s sorrows or triumphs become our own, and we’re always happiest when we’re together. So many wonderful adventures I’ve had with my siblings.

Along those lines … I sure love my nieces and nephews too. They make my life happy, they amuse me, sometimes they frustrate me and it never ceases to amaze me to see their understanding and depth of knowledge. I kind of like that they love me too because, well, I love them too.

I’m grateful for wonderful friends, a great job, the opportunity to improve, exercise, a healthy body, knowledge of who I am, a strong religious background, being able to ride the train instead of drive to work, a reliable car to get me where I need to go, books (oh the adventures I have with them!) and great conversations. I’m happy to have a wonderful place to live and a very comfy new bed. Smile

I’m grateful for seasons (even if I don’t really love one of them), rain, fresh fruit and veggies, grocery stores with basic necessities, a great gym to work out in, my iPhone (as both a tool and a toy) and the opportunity to develop a new goal for me to work towards. It still scares me a little bit, but I feel like it is the right decision.

I could go on for pages and pages, but I don’t want to bore anyone. Suffice it to say, I’m a very grateful girl, and I had a fantastic Thanksgiving with my family.

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