By Cathy Thurber
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking about all the things I am thankful for. Big things. Little things. It almost starts sounding like a song in my head after a while (these are a few of my favorite things….). I encourage everyone to reflect on what brings joy and peace to your life every day. Here’s what I am thankful for:
– My family (of course). I have the best husband and kids. Not to mention everyone else.
– My friends, who put up with me. Some of them are my family AND my friends, so they have double duty. Lucky them!
-My dog. He’s always excited to see me and wags his tail with love. I always tell my kids that the dog is my favorite child.
-A car that is still able to drive me to work, even though it’s getting old.
-My job. There are still so many people out there that don’t have a job – either they can’t get one or they’ve stopped trying. Either way, I’m thankful I have one where I work with some really great people.
-Family that has passed away in the last few years. Each of them made an impact on my life in one way or another and I can’t be thankful enough that I knew them.
-The life I have led be it exhilarating, painful, joyful, or mundane at times. Everything happens for a reason.
-Those in the military that protect and serve. They are the true heroes.
-The changing seasons. I’m lucky enough to live in an area where I get to see each season change. I can smell Spring coming, Summer’s heat, the bite of Autumn in the air, and when snow may be coming during Winter. Not everyone gets to do this.
-Pizza, hot and fresh out of them oven. I mean, really, is there anything better? Well, maybe ice cream. That’s kind of a toss-up.
-Laughing children, hugs and kisses, a good book, a great pair of shoes, knowing that I’m loved no matter what, time by myself, and sarcasm. How could I live without those?
What are you thankful for?