Thursday, November 25, 2010

Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving out there. Because this is the holiday to share all that we're thankful for I thought it'd be a good post to briefly share what I'm thankful for. I have a lot to be thankful for but I'm not going to sit here and list everything. I'm just going to share the things that, at this point in my life, I'm most grateful for.

I'm so thankful for my family. I had the opportunity to spend a night at a friend's house and interact with her family. They're a nice family and they were extremely kind to me but it made me miss my family. I am so blessed with my family. I have parents who love me and they help me out and give me more than I deserve. They're always there to offer me encouragement and love. Thanks Mom and Dad. I also have four brothers who I love and I'm so glad to have them as my brothers. They help and encourage me. They make me laugh and we have a good time sparring with each other. And my two sisters-in-law give me girl advice that I never got when  I was younger, due to a lack of a sister. I have a pretty great family. We may be different and weird and sarcastic, but we love each other and we'd do just about anything for each other.

I'm glad to have the friends and roommates I do. They are great examples to me and they put up with me all the time. I'm thankful that they are in my life to help me grow and become a better, more compassionate, more intelligent person. Thanks guys!

My jobs. I'm glad I have two jobs to help give me a steady source of income. I may not have a lot but I have enough to keep me fed and to provide me with decent clothing. Another thanks to my parents for teaching me the value of hard work and keeping a steady job. I'm thankful that I am able to provide myself  because I work hard to do so.

I'm also thankful to my parents for instilling within me the desire to get an education. I know my life would be drastically different if I weren't in the process of getting a bachelor's. I'm also thankful that I have the opportunity to get an education without going into debt.

I'm grateful for my five senses. (Sure, a couple are kind of messed up but they still work well enough.) I'm so grateful that I am able to experience the things in this world with almost full capacity. I also have to be grateful that I can hear music and read books. That I can taste food, touch snow, and smell flowers (and baked goods).

I'm just so grateful for what I have in this world. I am an extremely blessed individual. I forget that and take it for granted far too often. I should learn to better have an Attitude of Gratitude. There are many more things I could list but I think this gives a glimpse at what I'm most thankful for at this moment in time.

Have a great holiday and an extremely Happy Thanksgiving. 

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