Thursday, November 22, 2012

All Thankful And Shiz

A few years back I did the whole "Today I am Thankful For" series every day during the month of November.  Let's be honest, I have only posted 3 times this month and it's almost over, so I'm pretty sure that ship has sailed.

It's never too late to be thankful or grateful or feel blessed though.  The fact that people do this post a day on their blog or Facebook or whatever only during the month of November seems silly to me.  I guess it goes along with the whole Turkey Day thing, but it seems that people should post stuff like that year-round.  Although I would probably block someone who posted every morning that they were thankful for another day that they got to open their eyes.  Some of that stuff can go without saying...

So I will just take this one day of Thanksgiving to note all which I am currently thankful for and you can feel free to skip over it since every other blog you have read today is probably doing the same thing.  Sometimes I blog for you, but I'm kinda selfish, so mostly I blog for me.

Shiz I am thankful for:

JB - My main man has to be number one on my list.  And although is is part of my family, he needs his own line because he's there, in the trenches,  He gets to see me at my best and my worst and he is there for me every step of the way.  He forces me to take time for myself and relax when all I want to do is clean the house or make a million plans or cross things off of my to-do list.  He is there to have a blast with even though all we are doing is sitting on the couch watching TV or running errands on a Saturday.  He's my true BFF and I am so thankful for him.
Family - Even when they drive me nuts I remind myself that some people have no one
Friends - Please see Family
My Mental & Physical Health - This is so important to me.  I want to live a long time and have an amazing quality of life.  I am hopefully taking the right steps now to ensure a long and healthy life with my family and friends.
My Job - Even people who love their jobs don't like getting up in the morning, so I won't be like "Oh I jump out of bed every day eager to get to work and make a difference."  But I do love the people I work with and I work for a great company, and I have a steady and reliable income which I am very thankful for.
Our Home - After almost 3 years we still have no backyard put in and a lot of bare wall space, but it's my favorite place in the world to be.  Living in a safe neighborhood with good schools, where we could someday raise a family should we choose to have one is such a wonderful thing.
Reliable Transportation - My first car was a total lemon and luckily it was at a time when I had other ways of getting places and a dad with a couple of extra cars lying around, but now that I am a grown up and all self-sufficient and shiz, I wouldn't know what to do if I couldn't get to and from all of the places I need to be everyday, mainly my job so I could pay for said reliable transportation.
Access to Fresh, Organic, & Locally Grown Food - Living in California, there is an abundance of this and I am so grateful for that.  I remember visiting New York once and the produce was terrible and so expensive!  I feel fortunate to have all this stuff so readily available.
Blogging - Such a blogger thing to say, but it's so true.  If it weren't for blogging, I wouldn't have all of my precious memories to look back on.  I wouldn't have met people like Ravey-Poo who I talk to and laugh with multpile times a day.  Or my sista from anotha mista, Ashley.  People who don't blog just don't get it.  It's the best.  I am glad to have a network of new people I would have never known without it.

I could get all #firstworld on y'all and say I am thankful for fresh, running water and freedom and democracy, but that's not really my style.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I am thankful for all of that, but, know...

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your family.  Try to remind yourself when you are wishing you could just snuggle up on the couch instead of running all over town to this relative or that relative, that some people don't even get to acknowledge this holiday.  And some people don't have a single soul to spend it with.  Perspective is everything.  Change that and you can change your life.


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