Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanks, Eh

Better late than never, eh, America? Thanksgiving already happened in October, sorry you didn't get the memo. But, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I would discuss some of the things I am most thankful for.

1) I have the best family anyone could ever ask for. Sure, they're a bit crazy sometimes, but they're always there when I need them.
2) The fantastic medical system we have here. The doctors and nurses and other health professionals that have taken care of my Mom the past half-year and helped her to beat cancer. Amazing people. Amazing knowledge and research. Amazing care. Amazingly free.
3) My kitten. He's a beautiful ball of fur who loves me unconditionally. I always have him to go home to at night. I don't know how I would have survived living on my own without him. And sometimes, like last night, he surprises me by cuddling, and I love him even more.
4) Fantastic friends, both old and new. People who love me no matter what, people I can be myself with, people who have helped me through the tough times.
5) How I am so damn lucky. I was born into a loving family with wealth who gave me all sorts of opportunities in life. I've never really had to struggle to do anything I've wanted to. Everything so far in my life has gone relatively smoothly, and seeing what others have had to go through has made me see just how lucky I've been.

So, whether your American or otherwise, I think we should all use this weekend to thank about all of the things in life we are thankful for, and to think about our many blessings instead of taking them for granted.
What are you thankful for?

1 comment:

Grey Street said...

I left a list on my blog too! :)