Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
On this day of reflection, I thought it would be appropriate to point out how lucky I am:
I have a wonderful husband who loves me (and has loved me for the past fifteen+ years) in spite of my weird quirks, anger management issues, idiosyncracies, and neuroses. I’m positive it hasn’t been easy being married to me, and he loves me anyway. I could not ask for a better partner in this crazy thing called life.
I have two absolutely beautiful and brilliant children. They each have their own quirks but they have amazed me with their wit, their intelligence, and their sheer beauty since the moment they were born. I am really looking forward to seeing them conquer future challenges and take the world by storm.
It might have taken me thirty years but I have wonderful friends. They’ve helped me out when I needed it. I know that I can rant and rave and they are there to support me no matter what I say. I would do anything for them. They make coming to work fun and have truly helped me find my voice in life.
I have a great job. My salary might be lower than my counterparts in the industry, but I have a boss who recognized when I was at my wits’ end with my former boss, who took a chance when others voiced their concern I was not ready for additional responsibility, who has encouraged and supported me through this year of self-discovery and development, and who has given me the opportunity to grow. Even though he does not consider it appropriate, I do consider him my mentor and have learned so much from his support.
I was warmly embraced in the book blogging community. I started this blog in January as a way to fill the time. It took me a few months before I started finding my groove and defined how I want to run my blog, but I enjoy every minute of it. The online blogging community has been so supportive and amazing. I am so grateful I found this online world because I know that I have made friends people who I may never meet but with whom the bonds of friendship are just as strong. Knowing that there is a friend across the ocean supporting me in all my craziness is SO empowering. Thank you for welcoming me and being my friend!
I have a wonderful life. I have my health. I have friendship and love. I have happiness. A girl couldn’t ask for anything more.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!
Ceri – I would love to send you a Christmas card! Shoot me your mailing address via e-mail or DM on Twitter and I will do the same!
Jodie – It truly is a lovely custom, one I wish we did more often than once a year.
I really love the American custom of giving thanks, I wish we had something similar nationide in England (but without the turkey – I agree with your picture).
Aww, what a great post, Michelle. Happy Thanksgiving to you. 😀 I wish I could send you a Christmas card.