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My Thankful Things

November 28, 2013 Leave a comment

HappyThanksgivingToday is Thanksgiving Day which, in North America, is an annual national holiday that commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November.

Although the year 2013 started out quite rocky for me, as this day of thanks rolls around, and the year comes to a close, I realize that I have a lot to be thankful for in my life.

Being that I am celebrating this holiday with my boyfriend George and his family, my time to sit and write is limited this morning. Having said that, I have decided to simply create a short but meaningful list of things for which I am thankful for.

  • My boyfriend George, who has made me realize that I could fall in love again and who shows me love, kindness, and caring every single day we are together
  • My goldendoodle Belle who loves unconditionally every moment of her fuzzy life.
  • Good friends (especially the ones who went beyond the “call of duty” to help me through one of the toughest times in my life. I won’t list any names, but you KNOW who you are and I love you more than words can EVER say!)
  • My job (which also includes my bosses and co-workers who are a wonderful group of people)
  • My home (having a place to live, a roof over my head and a safe place to live is truly a blessing)
  • My family (especially my brother Jeff who has always been there for me no matter what! I love you Jeff!)
  • My inner strength (that I didn’t know that I had)
  • My health (while it is not perfect, overall I am healthy, and I pray for those who are battling illness)
  • My car (although this is a material thing, having a friend who is currently without a vehicle has made me realize that this is something for which I should be thankful)
  • My parents who raised me to be a moral and kind person with good values
  • Food (in my freezer and fridge) because so many people are hungry and that should never happen in this day and age
  • Freedom (the power or right to act, speak, or think as I choose without hindrance or restraint)
  • Being an American (while this country has definite issues, and our Government and “Big Corporations” leave a lot to be desired, I would not want to live in any other country — except maybe Bermuda in a Pink House)
  • My new family (also known as George’s family who have accepted me and welcomed me)

Snoopy-ThanksgivingThere are so many other reasons for which I am thankful, but these are the main ones. I’m really very fortunate, and having said that, my heart hurts for those people and pets who are alone and have nothing this holiday season.

Wishing all my friends and family a very Happy Thanksgiving! May you have food on your table, loved ones to spend time with each and every day, and happiness and love in your life!!!

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