In honor of Thanksgiving- which I hope that you are all enjoying today with your families- I need to get my own list of things that I am thankful for out here.
1- My husband and son. We all know I am nuts about both of them, but I am also incredibly grateful for both of them. They are good men and I love them dearly.
2- My family. I have both of my parents, two sisters by blood and one by heart, their spouses,and assorted neices and nephews (9 now!) that are all wonderful. I am so blessed that we all get along as well as we do and that we genuinely like one another.
3- My inlaws. Marrying my honey over 24 years ago gave me the gift of his parents and his siblings as well.
4- My dear friends- who are also family. Our circle of friends are the family of my heart and I am grateful every day- whether I get to talk to them or not- for having them in my life.
5- My RA "Family". Those of you that are with me in this battle day in/day out and share your stories- you give me hope, you give me strength and you strengthen my faith. I am so very grateful for each and every one of you.
I was listening to Dr. Maya Angelou on Oprah Radio (for which I am also grateful) this morning and she said that she gives thanks constantly- for everything great and small. Everything from waking up every morning to finding a good parking space. It keeps her in a gratitude mind. I think I am going to try that for a while. I think it will help me as well.
Happy Thanksgiving my friends!