I am thankful for so many things:
My family is amazing
My son and I have so much fun together - I love relearning things through his eyes , to see the beauty in simple things like a pile of leaves or a rainbow. I also love how we both love singing and dancing and have duet parties. Did I mention games , this family loves games especially when we can beat Jason.
I am so thankful for my husband and the decisions he has made for this family, although sometimes I may be skeptical of his decisions they have brought us closer and made us stronger. I never thought I would admire him so much. His intelligence always amazes me. Why Google when you have a Jason , LOL
I'm thankful for our dog Maya because Jason will never admit this but Maya brings out his softer side. She is a good listener especially when I'm rubbing her belly. Haha
I'm thankful for my health more or less, some days are a struggle and my whole body aches,cause auto immune diseases suck but I refuse to let it consume me. At least now I have a cause for all my joint pain , constant headaches , anemia, several vitamin deficiencies, hair loss , depression, dry eye , exhaustion , anxiety etc , the list goes on and on. It's amazing what Celiac disease causes and Doctors are still continuing to discover more things about it.
I'm Thankful for my job. I love What I do , most days. I enjoy where I work and all my coworkers most of the time ( hey we are human and we have bad days and take it out on each other sometimes ) but we are a team and we have pretty great team work and we get it done.
Mostly I'm thankful for a roof over my head , clean clothes, food , water, electricity. We as a society overlook things like that and always want the latest technology and the newest everything.
I have always given back as much as I can and that is what the Holiday season is all about. So I encourage people to give back : donate money ,volunteer at the red cross or soup kitchens , donate canned food to your local food pantry or red cross , Angel tree , Toys for Tots , a local person having to buy extremely expensive medicine on a daily basis just to keep their child alive (donate what you can and spread the word that you know of a family in need), cook and bring food to shut in's (my Mom does this for each holiday). I have done all these things. This year I have donated money to a couple local families that are in need , gloves and hats to the local library mitten tree , soon we will be stuffing backpacks for children going to foster care. I'm not finished yet , I'm just getting started.
Remember what you have in life, slow down and take it in , be kind and courteous. Life is too short to be angry all the time, so be kind instead, and if there are people that are super mean and rude and you don't want to be kind to them , avoid and ignore them as much as possible. Haha I hope I remember that last statement when all the family is together for the holidays.