At this time of year, everyone feels compelled to list the things for which they are thankful. Here is my list.
I am thankful for Facebook. It has allowed me to connect with family and friends that I had barely spoken to in years. It allows me to see my extended family even though we may now be spread across the country. It also allows me to meet new people who I may never have met if it hadn’t existed.
I am thankful for my sense of humor. It is a sense of humor that not everyone understands, but it makes me who I am. It is also a sense of humor that my children have inherited and use against me. Very well I might add!!
I am thankful that I have to wake up at 4AM every morning. No matter how frustrating my job can be, I am glad that I have it. At this time and in this economy, not many people can say that. Even on the days when I feel that I am not appreciated, I am thankful.
I am thankful for my home. It may not be the biggest, it may not be the newest, but it is mine and it keeps my family safe and warm.
I am thankful for my brain. It has gotten me this far in life without any major mishaps or disasters. It helps me to know right from wrong and it is always there when I need it. Some days I wonder if it’s always paying attention, but it hasn’t let me down…yet.
I am thankful for my parents. Without them, I would not be here. Literally. They may not have had a long, happy marriage, but it was long enough to produce two pretty decent kids.
I am thankful for my sisters. I have almost every type of sister a person can have. Full, step, and half, but I very rarely use those adjectives when talking about them. We’ve been together for so many years that how we became sisters doesn’t matter anymore. I hate to wonder how different my life would be if one of these three women hadn’t been part of my life.
I am thankful for my children. All three loud, smelly, opinionated children. They are my hopes and dreams for the future. They are the people who I am raising them to be. People who care about others. People who live life to the fullest while, at the same time, making sure they enjoy every day that they are given. People who I hope to be like when I grow up.
And I am thankful for my husband. The entire package. Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Without him I wouldn’t have my wonderful children. I wouldn’t have my beautiful home. Without him I would still probably be living in my little mobile home in the middle of nowhere surrounded by cats. Lots of cats.