Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Why I'm Thankful

I've had a pretty good life.

Sure, there have been years I've considered rough: There were years I struggled to do well at multiple jobs, moments I've been scared or anxious, and times that I had a major falling out with friends. But honestly, this has been a really good year. And as always, no matter what happens, I have a lot to be thankful for.

Most importantly, my family. 

Sure, they mostly drive me crazy, but they've always been there for me and I know they'd go to the ends of the earth for me. (I'd do the same for them.) I was also lucky to officially add a new member of my family this year (although he's been my family for years,) my husband Christopher. I'm thankful to be surrounded by love and support 24/7. 
I'm thankful for my health, and my family's health. I'm thankful every time my mom picks up the phone, or when my dad makes it home safely from another trip out on the road. I feel lucky to have had my sister at my side during my wedding. 

I'm thankful for my sweet kittens who are some of the most loving animals I've met. I'm thankful to be employed, and to have a roof over my head. I'm thankful to have friends, near and far, who are always there for me, no matter what.

Simply put: I'm grateful. I'm lucky.

In the words of Zac Brown: "I've got everything I need and nothing that I don't."

What are you thankful for this year?


  1. Beautiful...so much to be grateful for! I'm most thankful for my mom and sister, who have always been there for me. We're like a team and have seen each other through so much. It really IS all about family, especially during the holidays!

    1. That's beautiful. I love you and your family!