26 November 2015 Thanksgiving Day

Tonight as we drive home from my parents’ house, after a full day of family, great food, fun, and cheer, I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful or my life of freedom in these United States. I am thankful for my ability to travel, enjoy, and experience what the world has to offer. I am thankful for my Sweetie, the person who both keeps me grounded and allows me to reach for the stars, who holds my hand when I am scared, and who gives me high fives when we are celebrating a victory, even if it’s is small one. I am thankful for my sweet Moxie Loo, my fur child who is always happy to see me, even if she’s about to take a bath. I am thankful for my child and stepchildren being grown and on their own. I am thankful for my job, something I have wanted to do for so long and love doing every single day. I really never thought I would be able to say that I love my job, but here I am able to do so. I am thankful for my friends, who are always there when I need them and I am there when they need me. 

On Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom and the freedom of oth nations around the world. 

A friend once said, “Be kind,” and that is what I strive to be every day. Whether it is holding open a door for a lady coming out of a restaurant with a small child, giving my very best to a client on need, or just a smile across a crowded waiting room, I try. I hope I am successful in that as well. 

Headed home tonight, I will miss my family for I won’t see them again for a month or so. The holidays give us the time to see those we love a little more often than normally, at least for those who live out of town. It’s a time of kindness, reflection, and thanks. 

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