We all love the holidays for the parties, the food, and the general sense of festivities. But during the holiday season I also like to take some time to reflect on the things I am grateful for, and realize how lucky I am. It is hard to narrow it down to just ten, but I did my best.
1. My husband
He is always there for me. His patience abounds (being married to me requires a lot of patience). He loves me deeply. He takes care of me, and is altogether a wonderful husband. He is also an amazing father.
2. My daughter
She has changed the person I am and how I live my life.
3. My Son
Just when I thought I knew what I was doing, he reminds me I have still a lot to learn. And his giggle is absolutely contagious.
4. My family
I have a great family. We have our ups and downs, and sometimes sideway moments, but I am still glad to have all of you in my life.
5. My friends
They are there for me in good times, and in bad. They cheer me up. Keep me going. Make me happy. And the really special ones go out for frozen yogurt and coffee.
6. My co-workers
Both the ones in my office, and the ones online. You guys are great, supportive, and you motivate me more than you think.
7. My house
I love my house, my home. My husband and I worked hard for it, and we treasure it. It is where I go for comfort, warmth, and to be with my favorite people.
8. The many opportunities I have been given this year
I cannot even count how many great opportunities I have encountered this year. I have taken my writing to heights it has never been (please do not take this post as an example. I am extremely emotional while writing this, so it does not count). I have given birth to an amazing little boy. I have found passions I did not know I have. I have found yet another piece of the puzzle of me. I have found a little piece of happiness.
9. My job
I am very grateful to have a job. In this economy, it truly can be a blessing.
10. Everyone who I have encountered in real life and online
So many different people have touched and affected me this year. I saved this one for last, because I cannot fully express how happy I am to have gotten to know everyone, even if just a little. You are amazing and thank you for existing.
What are you thankful for?