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It’s that time of year again…that time of year where everyone talks about what they are thankful for. Maybe you’ve seen people on Facebook doing one thing every day for the month of November. Maybe you’ve already written a blog post this year on what you are thankful for (if you’re a blogger). Maybe you haven’t even thought about it yet, no one would blame you at all since this year has flown by and it doesn’t even feel like it should be Thanksgiving week already. Am I right??
But alas, here we are. Thanksgiving week. I have to work Thanksgiving night ( #HospitalLife ) so I won’t be celebrating with my family but I will be surrounded by co-workers that I consider really good friends so I’m calling it a win.
Have you ever heard that saying…
For whatever reason that saying has really stuck with me over the years and every time I lay down to go to sleep and say my prayers I try and thank God for all of the things in my life. Granted, most nights I fall asleep before I can name them all so today I wanted to talk about exactly what I’m thankful for this year (and pretty much every year) so that if one day I do wake up with only the things I thanked God for I wouldn’t be missing a thing.
ONE. I am thankful for the path that I am on in this life. Sure, there are things I would change but if I did then I wouldn’t be where I am today.
TWO. I am thankful for my singleness because I feel like I am a stronger person because of it. I am independent and I love knowing that I am able to take care of myself and I think I do a pretty good job at it.
THREE. I am thankful that I have been blessed to live for 35 years and that I’m a pretty healthy person. Both of my parents died young and so every day that I wake up I am just thankful to be here.
FOUR. I am thankful for my family. I don’t have many biological family members left but I have a very large extended family and I so grateful for each and every person that I call mine.
FIVE. I am thankful for my friends. I have friends that I talk to every day and friends that I don’t talk to very often but both groups of people mean the world to me. I am truly blessed to call so many people mine.
SIX. I am thankful to have a job that I love. I love taking care of people (especially my sweet NICU babies) and I love that I have a job that I love to go to and that I love doing. And I love the fact that I can support myself with my job (just being real here!).
SEVEN. I am thankful for this blog that truly is my creative outlet. I love being able to share all of the things I love with y’all (and all my crazy ideas) and interacting with each and every one of you and making friends through blogging!
EIGHT. I am thankful for my car. I travel a lot and am thankful I have a dependable way do that (and get back and forth to work!).
NINE. I am thankful for the roof over my head. I had a big year this year when I sold my home and moved into my apartment and while it was extremely nerve-wracking and challenging I DID IT.
TEN. I am thankful for the food in my pantry and the dirty dishes in my dishwasher. We all need food to live and the dirty dishes in my dishwasher means that I ate well and that I don’t have to wash the dishes by hand…HA!
ELEVEN. I am thankful for the clothes on my back. We all need clothes…clothes for work, clothes for every day living, clothes to workout in, etc. And so I am thankful for the explosion of clothing that is currently covering my guest bedroom…LOL!
TWELVE. I am thankful for my sweet Sophie girl. Sometimes she is a pain in my butt, especially when she wants to go downstairs/outside when it’s freezing cold outside, but my life would be so boring without her. Plus having a dog is just fun, I love coming home and seeing how excited she is to see me!
I guess that’s a good place to end this post. I hope I didn’t eave anything major out!!
What are you thankful for this year??
Amanda Yorton says
Thanksgiving is a great time to remember what you are truly grateful for! I love this!
Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Susan Franklin says
I loved this post. I love your careful thoughtfulness on what you are thankful for. It made me really think about the Max Lucado quote! I am so very thankful for my husband. God blessed me with a wonderful man who loves me. I’m grateful I have a beautiful daughter and a great job. I’m thankful for all of God’s blessings in my life. Thanks for a great post!
Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving Girl!! Love your list of things your thankful for your!!❤️
I love the idea of this post! Happy Thanksgiving!!
These are all such great things to be thankful for!!
I loved this post! There is so much to be Thankful for. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Thank you! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving as well!
valencia canales says
I am so confused…i didnt know both of your parents were dead…i am so sorry i know about your mother bc you have mentioned her quite often but i had no idea about your father also being gone…
It’s ok! I don’t talk about it much and I have a very confusing family! LOL! My Dad passed away after he was in a car accident when I was 6. My Mom got remarried when I was 8 and that’s who I refer to as Dad now. But for all intents and purposes my “real” parents both passed away when they were young.
I really enjoyed this so much. It reminded me of being a kid in church singing “Count Your Blessings”. It was always a favorite even when I didn’t really know what it meant.