What Are You Thankful For?

We spend a lot of time leading up to Thanksgiving planning menus, nagging relatives that haven’t RSVP’d yet, going grocery shopping, figuring out how to fit a card table for the kids in the dining room, and fretting about getting the house clean and in order before everyone shows up. With everything going on it’s easy to forget the nature of the holiday, so I thought I would take a short breather from the hustle and bustle and think about the question that many ask around the Thanksgiving table: What are you thankful for this year?

As for me, I am thankful for…

♥  Having a roof over my head and a job that pays the bills, when so many right now do not.

♥  Parents that never tried to force me to be anything other than who I wanted to be, and who gave me the confidence to be it.

♥  A dad who, although he passed away much too soon, taught me to laugh, not take life too seriously, and to follow my gut when making decisions.

♥  A mom who will always do anything to help her kids.

♥  A sister who, although we can’t figure out how we came out of the same womb (can you say night and day?), is always there for me.

♥  Two best friends that I have known since before I was a teenager. Going through those teenage years together forms an exceptional bond.

♥  Being able to witness a massive blizzard and a beautiful beach sunrise within 6 months of each other this year (snow and the beach being two of my favorite things).

♥  Love.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday season?