Tomorrow is American Thanksgiving and people have been sharing what they are thankful for throughout the week.

It isn’t that I am not thankful, I just haven’t had a moment to share yet.

Tonight I left work early (with permission, I had my hours logged) and headed straight to the craft store. I took my time looking for things I needed and things I could come up with a need for in the future.

After, I went to more craft related stores and stocked up on various goodies. I am now covered in various forms of art work and food and life is GOOD.

Tonight I will share with you some of the various blessings I have in my life, despite any annoyances as they arise.

I am thankful to have a loving and caring family. My Mom and sister are very special people. We may not always agree or get along, but I wouldn’t be the same without them. My Mom is always willing to help me out, be it with food, dog sitting, or the occasional person to listen to me vent. My sister is always good for a story or inside joke. She’d beat up anyone up who messed with me if I really needed her to do it.

I am thankful for my dog. She is my companion and I am a better person because of her. She has taught me patience and understanding. She has given me perspective and forces me to put something other than myself first. Not to mention how insanely cute she is when she wants to cuddle in the blankets.

I am thankful for my job. I am beyond lucky to have a job in my field. I am even more fortunate to have coworkers I respect and enjoy as people. I know no matter what is going on in my world, personal or professional, I am not alone.

I am thankful for my friends. Although it may seem many friends are only a part of my life through one activity or another…most of them have proven to be a staple beyond a title. Through Facebook, phone calls, or the occasional text message I am made aware of how often I touch someone’s life and what they do in return for mine.

I am thankful for my health. Even though I am going through things right now and I have other things requiring medicine, I am not bad off. I can wake in the morning, I can sleep throughout the night and generally I can function in a way that allows me to do the things I want to do. Not everyone can say those things.

I am thankful for the financial security to provide for myself and donate to charity or provide gifts to others this season. While I think everyone would prefer their own debts to be lower, I know how fortunate I am to not struggle or wonder where my next meal is coming from or if I’ll freeze this winter.

Lastly, I am thankful for happiness. I am very satisfied with my life right now. I feared I would freak out when I moved, but instead I am finding ways to grow as a person. Taking on leadership roles, rediscovering cooking and creative arts, pulling away from too much TV and fantasy.

All jokes aside I really do have a lot going for me and I try not to take those things for granted.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy day tomorrow, even if you’re not celebrating a holiday.

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