I have a lot of things in my life to grateful for and I do my best to acknowledge these things throughout the whole year and not just during this season. This year, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do for the holidays. My whole family has recently made an abrupt shift in their lives, with my moving out on my own and my parents moving to Texas, where my brother already lives. Work and life prevented me from traveling to Texas for the holidays, but I’m very blessed in that I have really great friends here.
I was invited to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my godparents and their family. It a huge gathering with so much food, which is a staple of a great Thanksgiving bash. There were a number of people present who I hadn’t met before, so I was able to meet a lot of fun new people, hear great stories from past holiday experiences (always a laugh), and try new foods, which you guys know always thrills me. Can you believe I’ve never had cranberry jelly before? Super-sweet! And brussel sprouts, which I am super-surprised that I liked, but also really excited. Oh, and pecan pie, which I like just about as much as I like pecans (which is a lot).
So I had a ton of fun spending time with people who are a lot like a second family to me, and I’m really grateful for the really great people who happily invited me to enjoy the holiday with them.
I hope you had as good a Thanksgiving as I did, that you ate great food, had an afternoon zone-out on the couch watching football or reading a book, and that you were surrounded by friends and family who mean a lot to you.
Have a great holiday, and don’t forget to be grateful tomorrow for all the things you remembered to be grateful for today.