Thanksgiving is a wonderful day. This year especially, I keep finding more and more things to be thankful for. I've always been very grateful for the life I've been given, but it's days like this, where the ultimate focus of the day is thankfulness, that really help me realize just how blessed I am.
To the outside observer, my life has been all but pretty these past three years; from my mom having cancer, to my dad having cancer, to financial woes, to my brother joining the Army, and just everything else that has gone on. Needless to say, it's been a rough ride.
Regardless of all that though, these recent years have completely changed my outlook on life. I find so much more value in everything and everyone than ever before.
So, as a toast to this wonderful holiday, here is a somewhat short list of who and what I'm most thankful for this year. Some things are funnier than others, but I really am thankful for all of it.
(Note - I named a few individual friends, only because they have made big differences in my life. If you're not listed individually, DO NOT be offended. I appreciate you all so very much :) )
My Brother and Monique
My Immediate, Extended, and Distant Family
ALL of my Friends
Fire Team Bravo Bravo (Jesse, Libby, and Josue)
My Drums ;)
The Segura Family
The Morrill Family
Marty and Stephanie Davis
The Erickson Family
Terrace Heights Assembly of God
The Foster Family
The Beecher Family
To Write Love on Her Arms
My Alarm Clock
Freedom (or something like it)
Rich and Chyrstel Mayer
Mr Cunnington ("Baldy")
NOT living in Georgia :P
My Church Family
My Abilities and Talents
YOU. For reading this, and for the smile or two you hopefully had whilst doing so. :)
I always love reflecting and looking back at how much I've changed from one year to the next. I am very excited for this next year and finding out what it has in store for me.
Thanks again for reading, and have a Happy Thanksgiving. :)