Today I’m thankful for so much…

While I’m in the rare situation of having three posts saved and ready to go, I wanted to take some time today to celebrate Thanksgiving and all I’m thankful for.  I hope everyone has a happy day, good times with family and friends, good food, and safe travels.

I’m thankful to have so much in my life, especially my dear husband of ten years, and the life we’ve built together.  With every day our marriage grows into the kind of partnership I always hoped for.  With him, I am myself, only better.  I love him for everything he is that I’m not, and I think he feels the same.  He brings an incredible richness to our life and I can’t imagine spending a day without him.

I say all this because yesterday, I found out that a woman I work with lost her husband to a heart attack.  He’d been in the hospital the last three weeks but I was really hoping for his recovery.  Instead of spending Thanksgiving weekend with her husband (of only 5 years) she’s spending the weekend at a funeral.  This is not someone I know well, but her story is a reminder of what we already know: that every day spent with someone you love is precious.

Sorry to be melodramatic.  I love that my husband tells me he loves me before he leaves the house every day, and I always do the same.  Not because we’re paranoid, but because every day is a day something could happen.

So here’s what I’m thankful for.  I’m thankful for my marriage, my home, and my two cats Sammy and Harley.  I’m thankful to have a good job, even if it’s one I sometimes hate.  I’m actually thankful for the increased responsibility I’ve been given recently.  I may be stressed and working too many hours, but I’m happier than when I felt my work was undervalued and meaningless.

I’m thankful for my family, including all my extended family.  I’m thankful for for my parents, my sisters who are also my closest friends, and my five nieces and one nephew.  And as much as I love being an aunt, I’m also thankful for my decision not to have children.  There may be people who get older and regret that decision, but I’m thankful I’m not one of them.  It was the right choice for me, and I’m thankful to have the freedom to live my life my own way.

I’m thankful that my family is healthy and generally happy.  My family may be scattered around the country but no one is spending Thanksgiving alone.  I’m thankful my father lives nearby, and that I can spend today with him and the members of his own extended family.

I’m also thankful for good books, music, art wine, travel, etc.  After all, these are the things that make our lives technicolor rather than black and white.  Sure, I might rather be living near the beach in Hawaii, or running my bookstore, or traveling the world.  But today I’m going to savor everything I have.

And I’m thankful for you.  Thanks for reading, and for being a part of my life in this one small way.  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2 comments for “Today I’m thankful for so much…

  1. November 24, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I so enjoy your blog, and hop over to read it every time I get the email notice that you’ve posted again. Thank you for taking the time to craft memorable and fluid posts, and may you enjoy a peaceful holiday.

    • November 25, 2011 at 9:41 am

      Thanks Laurie! That’s such a nice thing to hear. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Readers' High Tea

Based in Romania, reading all over the world. Mostly fiction, some memoires and a little bit of poetry.

Bookish Brews

A book blog and a celebration of diverse books and authors (with a side of your favorite brew)

C.A. Hughes Book Reviews

The literary journeys of a 20-something, bilingual, elementary school teacher.

Rabeeah Reads

a book blog

onemoreorg.wordpress.com/

There's always room for one more...

Lost in Storyland

I read, breathe, and live in bookish worlds.

Subakka.bookstuff

Book Reviews

thebookbrief

"Books are a uniquely portable magic" - Stephen King

Lola Et La Vie

*somewhere to collect my (mostly) bookish thoughts*

%d bloggers like this: