Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Let’s do this awards show style.
First off, I’d like to thank Sewing, for the continued cursing, seam rippers, cursing, failures, and cursing!
I’d never be where I am today without Obsession and her dear sister Zeal. Without those two, Sewing and I wouldn’t be nearly as close as we are today, so thanks for the long-awaited introduction.
A huge round of thanks goes out to Nerdiness, whose 20-sided die rolled a critical hit at just the right time in my life! My strategery and skills in both board games and video games would be seriously questioned if not for you.
And last but not least, I need to thank Alcohol. For reminding me that without doubt, the floor is the safest place for everything.
In all seriousness, I feel like I can never show how thankful I truly am for all aspects of my life. I’m humbled by the natural disasters, wars, poor economy, and other problems facing so much of the world. Even when my tiny little inconsequential world feels stressful, I realize that my life is fantastic.
I’m the luckiest girl in the world to be surrounded by so much love and friendship. Every day I am reminded of how amazing it is to be sincerely happy in my marriage. My husband and I have our share of small issues from time to time, but we get it right on the things that count. It takes hard work to make any relationship last, but ours never feels even close to a chore. I fall more in love with him every day and we get closer all the time, and for that I am thankful.
My family, even though they are far away, has supported me through all of my life. They played a very large part in making me who I am. I am thankful to them for all of the many things they have taught me, by example and otherwise. Even if they think I didn’t realize how much they did for me while I was growing up, I know now, and am grateful for it every day – the driving, the activities, the vacations, the sports, etc. It is a very selfless act to have kids and not everyone is as amazing at it as my parents are. I wish they lived closer, but I am so glad to know they are just there, a mere phone call or flight away. While I called out my parents here, my sister and brother-in-law just got married this year, and I am thankful for them and their happiness together. Additionally, I have a large and wonderful extended family on both sides, and on Jesse’s side, all of whom I am better for knowing.
I have never been someone who makes friends easily, but I think that makes me more grateful for the ones I have. Friends from high school, college, online gaming, work. They live all over the country these days and I don’t see any of them as often as I’d like, but I hope they know that I am glad to share in their lives.
I’m thankful for laughter and a sense of humor. I am a big worrier, and therefore always appreciate having my mind taken off of whatever the “worry of the minute” is for something that makes me smile or laugh.
I’m thankful for my health, even though I won’t be winning a fitness challenge anytime soon. In the grand scheme of things, wearing a pants size that is higher than I want it to be seems like a good problem to have compared to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or any number of things. I am even more thankful for the health of my family and friends.
It’s wonderful to have a job in an economy like the current one, and I count myself extremely lucky to be a part of a fantastic company like Sparc. I work with a lot of bright, kind, and fun people and it is great going to work surrounded by them every day.
I am delighted to have three happy and neurotic Italian Greyhounds, each with their own quirky personality. They love me even when I don’t love myself, and they are excellent feet warmers in the wintertime.
I’m thankful for this blog as an outlet for creativity and writing. I’ve met some pretty interesting people this way, and the nerd in me loves watching my site stats. So I’m very grateful to those who find their way here – intentionally or not!
I’m going to stop my list there. Thanks for listening, and hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!