Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful Thanksgiving

Today as most of us here in the states prepare to carve the turkey, eat yummy sides, and devour desserts I think taking a few minutes to recall what we are thankful for is important. This year I am thankful for:

* My family--they love me unconditionally and honestly, there aren't words to describe everything they do for me time and time again. They provide me with a sense of belonging and I would be lost without them. When I say I have the best mother and brother, I truly believe that.

* My friends--we are a close knit bunch and over the years they have become my family too. I can count on them and this year we have made so many priceless memories, they have provided me with laughs (and alcohol) when needed. They are the people who know me, the real me and love despite my numerous flaws.

* My dog--she is always happy when I come home and its nice to have someone be so excited to see me, even if I just go to the mailbox.

* My blogger friends--I didn't know when I first started blogging what a great sense of community it would provide. I turn to you all for advice, opinions, to share news, and when I just need to ramble. You have all enriched my life in more ways than you know.

* My job--we're living in a tough economy right now. I am thankful that I have a job that provides me with enough money to pay my bills and allow me to live comfortably.

* My car--it gets me where I need to go, is incredibly reliable and makes me feel safe on the road.

There are so many other things I am grateful for, I have much more than I need. I am also thankful that I live in a country where differences are embraced, where its ok to not share the same beliefs as my neighbor, where I can speak out against injustice without being prosecuted, where I am free. I am also thankful for the service men and woman who are spending this Thanksgiving apart from their families in different parts of the world so that I may be with mine.

What are you thankful for today?

12 comments:

Alexa said...

i'm thankful so a lot of the same things as you - which means we are awesome.

happy thanksgiving!

Andy said...

I agree so much with the little girl in the cartoon. I try to be thankful everyday for all the amazing things in my life right now.

Jamie Lovely said...

I'm thankful for many of the same things. Happy thanksgiving!

Anna said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! :)

jamie said...

I am so thankful for my wonderful friends--the real life ones and the bloggy ones! I am thankful for my amazing sister. I am thankful for a lot of things:)

MeLaNiE said...

Hope you had a great day!!

Blanket said...

Hey thanks for your super awesome comments! cool to know I have a reader that isn't a friend or family (offline). You've got a great list of things to be thankful for as well. looking forward to keeping up with your blog!

LBluca77 said...

I agree with you about the blogging community, it is awesome. Even though you don't really know any of them in "real life" there is a sense of friendship with other bloggers.

Sometimes I tell my "real life" friends stories I have read on someone blog and I find myself saying Oh I have a funny story about one of my friends. Then of course they ask how I know this person and I have to be like, oh um you know from around and make up a place. But bloggers are the best.

Auburn Kat said...

I have to agree with you, when I started blogging I had no clue how great of a community it was! I feel like I have so many friends spread throughout the country. I love reading how their lives are going and cheering them on. It's still weird that I know so much about my fellow bloggers yet I've never even met them in person!

jill marie said...

I am thankful for yoU!

Bayjb said...

Awww what a great list. I'm grateful for friends, family and good health. And of course, my blosse.

Little Fish said...

I'm thankful for all the same things you are (minus the car since I don't have one and, living in NYC, a car would be more of a problem then a help). I am also thankful that egg nog and candy cane Hershey's kisses are back in the stores!