I cannot be the only one...who feels obligated to have a list that shows all my gratitude ready at a moments notice to share with those around me on Thanksgiving. Please don't misinterpret my sense of obligation with being ungrateful, I am very, very thankful for the many people and the things in my life, I am just not fond of an on the spot listing of those things (sometimes in front of a decent sized audience). To prepare myself for this spotlight on Thanksgiving I decided to put together a quick reference (see how professionally I am handling this very personal moment) of the more fantastic moments of my life.
I am thankful for my son and my husband, who make my life worth living with their laughter,
and who only drive me up the wall once or twice a week (for this I am thankful because it could definitely be worse).
Obviously, I am beyond thankful to my family who step it up and pitch in when we really need them (and only slightly make me a little crazier for having to have asked for their help), and I appreciate them greatly.
I am thankful that we were able to find a place to call our own this past year, even with an incredibly inflated realty market that made me want to forget the whole thing at times and just move back in with my parents, but now that we are here in our new home and town it was worth the agitation.
Okay, enough with the sarcasm, I am thankful for all of the gifts in my life, the friends, the family, and the comforts that make my life what it is (look, Thanksgiving isn't really my type of sentimental holiday, wait for New Year's Eve then I'll bring the sentimentalism).
Happy Thanksgiving to you all...I hope you all get a chance to be with the one's you are thankful for this Thanksgiving (sans the speech giving of course).