Staying Thankful

It’s been an emotionally trying couple of days to say the least. But if there is one thing I know, it’s that I am incredibly lucky and blessed and I truly do have so much to be thankful for. So, in an effort to get caught up on my 30 days of Thankful, here it goes.

Day 14: I am thankful for my mom. Not just because she is my mom and is amazing, but because my mom truly embodies Thanksgiving, all it is and all it stands for. My mom understands that as much as Thanksgiving is about the day and the traditions, it’s about the intent. It is about gathering together, with the people you love and saying out loud all you have to be thankful for. We did this Monday night as this is the first year I won’t celebrate on the actual day with my mom. While I am sad, I am thankful for the early celebration we had and I don’t say it enough but I am so thankful for my mom too.

Days 15 & 16: I am so thankful for all the people in my life. For my friends who make me laugh so hard I almost choke and/or cry. For my family, that drops everything they are doing to rescue me from a minor emergency. I am thankful for friends who understand if I can’t be somewhere, but ultimately want me there because it feels wrong if I’m not.

Day 17: I am thankful for me. I am thankful that as hard as it is, I know that everything happens for a reason. I am thankful that I was raised to look for the blessing and the lesson in everything, even when I am upset. I am thankful that I know there is always tomorrow and that everything will work out.

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