Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Being thankful

This blog topic could not come at a better time considering the challenges people are currently facing. I know of many who are very stressed and overwhelmed by their financial and employment issues. It is important to remember that we are all in this together and how much we have to be thankful for.

I am thankful for my husband. He is a great man who is never boring and we laugh a lot together. I feel like I have a true partner and best friend to travel with through life. He is very smart and honest.

I am thankful for my mom and dad. They are the best parents I could have ever asked for and I see so much of myself in them. They made my childhood a happy one and always did the best they could in hard situations. They are smart, fun, and caring.

I am thankful for my family. I have a huge family with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Since I am an only child my cousins are like my brothers and sisters. My family members are fun and crazy and never take themselves too seriously.

I am thankful for my girl friends! I cannot even express enough how important they are to me. I have many and have known them for 5, 10, 20, 30+ years and when I really need them they are always there. We also laugh and have fun together whenever we can.

I am thankful for my health. As I get older I realize that having your health is vital. I plan on spending the rest of my life being active and traveling and I need to be healthy for that. I am trying to do they best I can to preserve it!

I am thankful for my education. I never in a million years thought I would enjoy school this much, but I do. I love learning new things and being able to be a full time student has been a dream come true. I am already seeing a difference in the way I think, write, and interact with others.

I am very thankful for two crazy cats, a beautiful home and everything in it, and my Jeep Liberty that has four wheel drive for the winter (not that I am still not a big chicken on the road...)

Finally, I am thankful for public libraries and NASCAR racing. My two favorite diversions from the harsh realities of life. :-)

Thanks again Andy for this great topic. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

1 comment:

Ray of Sunshine said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too Jennifer. And you're right, our economy is suffering so badly, but there are still so many things to be thankful for. The entire process of learning is a blessing in itself and I'm glad that we're all a part of it at UIS.

Be blessed!