For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thanksgiving is here.
*Friendship- I feel that this has been a year of testing my relationships. Most of the biggest stresses I had this year dealt with my relationships with my friends. It's been a year filled with laughs, tears, joy, disappointment, love, hurt, anger, and excitement. But through it all, I know my friends are there for me and as much as they drive me crazy (and vice-versa), I am extremely blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life.
- To the Sudarma Family, you fed me (a looot), sheltered me, and clothed me (you'll never get your sweater back, Josh). Most importantly, you made me feel like family. Thank you for being so amazingly kind and hospitable to me. I'm lucky to have been able to spend so much time with the whole Sudarma/Taslim clan: you are such amazing people.
- Brian and Mrs. Reed, staying with you in West Virginia was a fabulous experience that I'll always look back on fondly. I guess I can be a little bit country (Goodbye City Life~ For a few days!) ;)
Thank you for sharing your delicious food (mmmm.. I can still taste the grits and bacon!), your room (even if it IS haunted), and especially your time with me.
Tracy/Viv- You two are the ones I go to when I need my dose of harsh reality. Thank you for always being so honest with me, cutting out the B.S., and always being there to listen to all my ramblings.
Michael Devellis- Thank you for being direct with me. It wasn't easy to hear, but they were things I definitely needed to hear and I am grateful to have that experience to learn from. I promise I will have new business cards by 2011. =D
So..... what are you all thankful for? If it seems like there might not be a lot, start with the basics.
If you are reading this post
1. You're alive.
2. You can see
3. You have a computer or have the ability to be on a computer.
There you go, 3 things to be thankful for! Now be creative and come up with your own list of things that you're thankful for. You'll probably be surprised at how much that list can keep growing!
Like the energizer bunny, it keeps going... and going... and going.... ;)
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
*~ Have a Beautiful Day! ~*