Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful, thankful, thankful

This month, I had a plethora of friends and family list things they were thankful for every day of November before the actual Thanksgiving holiday. I didn't participate -- namely because I didn't think all the people following me on Facebook wanted to know about those things. But I am thankful. In fact, this year I have a lot to be thankful for. So, in normal bulleted style, here's my list.

  • My family: I don't have a strong family base in one city or even region of the country. But I am thankful that even though they are in states across the country (across the WORLD), we still communicate on a semi-regular basis. We haven't forgotten each other, and we still love each other for the most part (haha).

  •  My friends: Much like my family, my friends have taken to spreading their wings and moving across the country (across the WORLD). While technology makes it easy to keep in touch without much effort, I am thankful for their love an support they give anyway. I have always relied heavily on my friends to get through the toughest times in my life, and I always will. I love you guys!

  • My job: By nature, there's a lot to complain about in my line of work. We have nightly deadlines,  and we have to rely on a lot of other people to make those deadlines. However, I HAVE a job, so that's something to be thankful for. I've always had a job. Since I was 16 years old. That's something in an economy that is still struggling. 

  • My boyfriend: I know it's gross and corny, but I've moved to a new place before and been the loneliest person. Thanks to this new and amazing relationship I have, I feel more at home than I ever have outside of Missouri. This is an amazing feeling I never thought I would feel again, and I am thankful that he's made that possible.

  • The country: This is corny, but these are all a bit silly. If it weren't for this awesome country where we live, the ability to speak like this might be limited. I know there are factions that disagree, but it's a right we have to do so that is so amazing. I just hope that we can come together and support the nation.

Lastly, I'm thankful to be in a place so beautiful for the holidays. I'm spending it with my step-mother's family in Yosemite National Park. I haven't been here for eight years, and it's crazy how much it hasn't changed. Still as gorgeous as before. 

Happy Thanksgiving!