Saturday, 26 November 2011

A few things to be thankful for

In the spirit of my friends across the pond aptly-named holiday, Thanksgiving (which I think is a great idea, and we should adopt in the UK, even if we don't have the history that goes with it), I decided to consider what I'm most thankful for, and list them out here:
  1. My dad (there have been rocky times, but he's always supported me, been there for me, and he even reads my stories - sometimes several times. I don't know what I'd do without him.)
  2. My sister and her family (she and my nephews make me laugh, and my brother-in-law is great for talking computers with)
  3. My best friend (I've known her since I was ten, and she's always there for me to talk to if I need her. She's believed in my writing from the very beginning, and has always encouraged me in it.)
  4. My job (I'm very thankful I'm employed doing something I enjoy)
  5. My writing (it lets me visit some amazing worlds, meet interesting characters, and takes me out of myself for a while)
So, that's me, even if it's a little late. Did you do anything nice for Thanksgiving?

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just spent it with family, eating and watching football. Last weekend of college football's regular season, so getting my fix right now.
I think a day of gratitude is good for all nations. Even better if we can keep that spirit all year long.

LynNerdKelley said...

This is a wonderful thanksgiving list! And how wonderful that you have a job that you enjoy! My daughter invited us to go to Disneyland with her and her husband's family, and we got in for free with a guest pass! That was so much fun and the holiday decorations and fireworks were awesome! And I went on my first upside down roller coaster. That was a first and and a last! Ha-ha!

AmieSalmon said...

What a great list, that is what mine would look like too. Laughter is my key to enjoying life and getting through.

Cherie Reich said...

That's a great list, and it's always good to take a moment and be thankful for things.

For Thanksgiving here, we went to my grandpa's for dinner. :)

C D Meetens said...

Alex: I agree about the day of gratitude. It's good to take stock and appreciate what we have.

Lyn: Disneyland! What a great way to spend the day. That sounds like such a lot of fun!

Amie: Sounds like a good philosophy to me.

Cherie: Family dinners are great, aren't they? Everyone gathered around the table... I can remember some of those. Hope you had a lovely day.

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