Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you are celebrating and giving thanks with the loved ones in your life.
I wanted to take a few minutes and give thanks to many of the blessings in my life right now. There are many people in this world that do not have the basic necessities that I do, that most American’s do, and it is so easy to take that for granted. I am thankful every day that I have a roof over my head, food to eat, clothes to keep me warm, and that I am able to have things that many don’t. I’m thankful to be employed, have a vehicle, and have the ability to travel for work and for play. That being said, I am very thankful, this year, for a few things that stand out a bit above the rest.
• I am thankful for the amazing support system that my family and closest friends gives me. 2015 has been a tough year, between getting divorced, having many “first” holidays alone and learning to live on my own, as well as having lost my grandpa at the end of last year, and without my wonderful family and amazing friends, I would not be in the great place I am today. I don’t say it often enough, but I love you guys, and I couldn’t do this whole “life” thing without you.
• I am thankful for a new job, with good benefits, a drastically reduced commute to work, with lots of opportunity for growth. I had only been job searching for a few months when this wonderful opportunity arose, and I’m so thankful that I got the job and have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
• I am thankful for running. For the ability to run, and for the time to run. Running is my therapy, and I am thankful that I am healthy and strong enough to run 4 or 5 days each week. I’m grateful that I have warm clothes to do so, with winter coming, and that I can commit the time and energy to keeping my hobby alive and well, as it keeps me alive and well.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!