It’s Thanksgiving Eve, aka the Day Before Thanksgiving. I have been thinking about what I am thankful for this year. It has been a year of fresh starts and personal growth, yet the first thing that I am thankful for is that I am still around to enjoy my family and friends; to appreciate them as they (hopefully) appreciate me.
I am thankful for my girls…my two daughters. They have my back, they keep me entertained, and they shower me with their unconditional love. I also thank them for allowing me a place in their lives.
I am thankful for my Mom and my Stepfather…even though I don’t visit them enough or call them like I should, they love me anyway. I thank them for their guidance that they still give me, even though I left childhood a long time ago.
I am thankful for WordPress, Facebook and Twitter, which have allowed me to meet and in some cases, reconnect with people all over the country and the world. Much love to you all wherever you may be. I wish I could name all of you, but I would forget someone important. Fill your name in this blank__________ if you feel you should be included. And if you are someone I know who happens to read this post, and you think I forgot about you? Charge it to my head, and not my heart.
I am thankful for sports. Even though the off-the-field news is often disappointing, the on-the-field action never fails to entertain me.
I am thankful for music, which causes me to experience a range of emotions. R&B and hip-hop may be dead—or may not be dead—and all other genres may or may not be a shadow of what they once were, but there’s enough in history and in the present day that pleases me. Even on my worst day, I can find a song that will bring me up and increase my joy.
I am thankful that I have a day job; though I may grumble about it from time to time, I’m thankful that it provides the means to be able to keep a roof over my head, heat and air conditioning in my home, clothes on my back and food on the table. I am also thankful that I have been able to find a place to stay, and to keep it for the past year.
I am thankful to whatever supreme being has kept me here and sees to it that I am able to rise in the morning in my right mind and go to sleep at night in peace. The one who sees to it that while I may not have everything I want, that I have everything I need. The one who has blessed me so many times that I can’t count and in so many ways that I can’t tell it all.
Certainly, this list is not in any particular order, but those are some of the many things I am thankful for. For anyone who reads this post, or just lurks by—I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. May you find plenty to be thankful for this holiday and in the remaining holiday season.
To a certain person, wherever you are-I hope you have peace on Thanksgiving, and throughout the holiday season.