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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving was two days ago, but it's never too late to say what you are thankful for.

This year, I'm thankful for:

1. My husband! I can't believe it was just about 6 months ago that we tied the knot. Sometimes it feels like it was years ago and yet, it feels like it was just yesterday. Even though much of it was a blur, I'm pretty sure it really happened. I have pictures to prove it. I'm thankful for our commitment to one another and for the life that we share.

2. I'm thankful for my parents, as individuals and as a "whole." I am eternally grateful for all that they've done out of love to provide for me, guide me, challenge me and support me. I am also thankful that they've morphed into friend-parents over the past few years. Being an adult child is pretty cool.

3. I'm thankful for my sister for her friendship. I am also thankful for the things she gives to this world...her undeniable love of life, her ability to inspire others to take risks, her positive, energetic spirit and her perseverance.

4. I am thankful for my friends both near and far and even those I've never met! Near--I am so lucky to have found a great little group of friends who I genuinely hope to grow old with! Far--a couple of my very best friends I only get to see maybe once or twice a year. No matter how much time has passed, we can always just pick right back up where we left off. That's true friendship. Those I've never met--some of you blog friends I feel just as close to as I do to my "real life" friends. You know who you are...

5. I am thankful for Bugs and Zoey. They bring so much hairy joy to my life.

6. I'm thankful for my job and the ways in which the people I work for and with enrich my life in ways they'll never know. I'm thankful for a roof over my head and food on the table.

7. I am thankful for faith.

8. I am thankful for optimism and hope and the knowledge that they are not necessarily synonymous with naivete.

9. I am thankful for the great nation that is the USA. We are not without our problems, but we are optimistic and we are hopeful. I am also thankful for those who serve in the military.

10. I am thankful for my good health and the good health of those around me.

11. I am thankful for fictional vampires.

AND I'm thankful for YOU! What are you thankful for??

7 Comments:

  • At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Erin said…

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I am thankful for my husband, the dogs, my job, cheese, and the internet. :)

     
  • At 11:00 PM, Blogger Carrie said…

    Happy late Thanksgiving!

    I'm thankful that OU is winning right now. LOL

     
  • At 2:50 PM, Blogger Operation Pink Herring said…

    I swear I didn't read this before I posted my own very late thanksgiving post today... but we have practically all the same things! Which must be why we are both in love with Edward/Jacob.

    Has it really been six months?! I swear it was like a week ago!

     
  • At 9:33 AM, Anonymous audrey said…

    This post totally made my day! And I've only been awake half an hour. It's not easy to make my day when I'm still tired and grumpy -- good work! For that (and for so many other things), I am thankful for you! :)

     
  • At 1:25 PM, Blogger Aimee said…

    I'm thankful that even though I was sick over thansgiving weekend, I was NOT, in fact, sick at 4 a.m. on Black Friday. :)

     
  • At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Frema said…

    I'm thankful to see you blogging again! I'd given up hope. :)

     
  • At 12:16 AM, Blogger Aimee said…

    Merry Christmas! I miss you. Thanks for the card. :)

     

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