All year round I am thankful for my loved ones and the many blessings around me. With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, it feels like a good time to list them. Next year I can take a look and hopefully add to my list.
My Family - No matter what happens I am always thankful for my family. They are the first ones I mention when I bow my head at night and pray to God. Think of a mother who would get up at 5am to run and get you Gatorade and soup when you're not feeling well. How about a 16 year old nephew that calls you when a major life impacting referendum passes to wish you and your fiance a lot of love. Or sisters who always puts you first and support you in your every move. A dad that almost cries at your engagement party because he is just that happy for you. Or a fiance that makes you become a better person every single day and does so with patience, love and kindness. I could go on and on. I am blessed.
My Job - Who gets to jump in on this kind of community each day and hang out...and they pay me to do it! I LOVE you guys so much and laugh every flippin day. I can't believe how blessed I am to work here at ActiveRain. We have thousands and thousands of people in AR and the amount of love and support you have for one another is breathtakingly awesome. You can't fake something as awesome as ActiveRain...and it's you the members who have made it so. I am blessed.
My Health - I quit smoking over 3 years ago, quit drinking over 1 year ago and have seen major improvements. Started working out and getting healthy and I never knew I could feel this way. I used to look at the girls jogging on the streets in awe and admiration as I drove by and now I'm one of those girls. I truly believe my good health has made other areas of my life more beautiful. I am blessed.
Washington - I am thankful for being so lucky to live in a state that is moving towards equality faster than many other states in our nation. I love our weather, (yes even the rain) people and healthy outdoor scenery just as much as the somewhat busy bustling streets of Seattle. We have an amazing music scene, food, art and so much more. I am blessed.
My Past - I am thankful for the wonderful roads I have traveled especially because they have led me to the spot I am in today. Life's lessons are not forgotten on this girl. I am blessed.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded with family, friends and love....you deserve it! Seeing your beautiful families on our Facebook page these past couple of days has been such a treat and topic of conversation around the office. Thank you for sharing your family with your AR Fam Bam!