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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Thanksgiving is tomorrow and like most people during this time of year I have reflected on what it is that I am thankful for. Let me first say that I feel that I am truly blessed. At times I whine and complain about trivial things, but all in all life is good.

I am thankful for my friends and family. My friend Laura paid me the best compliment saying once that I was a good friend to have. My mom told me as you get older your friends become fewer. I have found this to be reverse for me. I have many old friends but have many new ones as well. To each one of you that have listened to me cry, told me things would be okay, made me laugh, and made memories with me I am thankful for you. I am thankful that not only have you been a friend to me, but you have allowed me to be a friend to you. I don’t know where I would be without my friends and family.

I am thankful for my Mother. Yes, she falls into the category of friends and family, but she is also in a category all her own. This woman that I used to argue with and thought didn’t know anything, is my best friend. I speak to her everyday, seek her council, and am lost at times without her. She is an extraordinary person, and I am thankful to call her Mom.

I am thankful to have a job. Sometimes when I get frustrated about having to go to a meeting or having to work late on a spread sheet, I think about the times when I didn’t have this worry. I had another worry instead, how was I going to pay my bills and provide for my daughter. I am thankful that I am healthy enough to get up everyday and go to work. I am thankful that I live in a country that I can freely express my beliefs. I am thankful for the future and the possibilities that it holds for me and my family.

Of course, I am most thankful for jelly beards, peanut butter kisses, early morning wake ups, and Cheerio’s that I find everywhere (recently in my shoe). This is Angel’s 2nd Thanksgiving and although she doesn’t know it yet I am so thankful for her. She has changed my life in a way that I never thought was possible. I am thankful God sent her to me, my little Angel.

I am thankful to my readers and hope you enjoy reading my thoughts, feelings, and stories. May you all have a many blessings to count and things to be thankful for.

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