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Giving Thanks

Thursday, November 25, 2010

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I've neglected this blog a bit lately because I've been off enjoying my regained health and my wonderful friends and family.

In that light, it seemed appropriate to return to do a Thanksgiving post.

I'm grateful that after a grueling seven months of mono, my health and my happiness have both returned. Mono helped me appreciate both even more.

I'm grateful that regardless of what my title or my job description or my salary may be, I'm allowed to spend the majority of my time doing something I absolutely love, and which other people love me for.

I'm grateful that I have the energy to go out to lunch with friends, attend events, join a knitting club, and judge speech tournaments. But I'm also grateful that I don't feel too busy or overwhelmed. (We'll see if that holds true when I start taking classes in two different programs in the spring!)

I'm grateful that in the past year I have, almost literally, learned to stop and smell the roses; or, as the case may be, smell the scent of sautéing onions (at one point on my walk to work), listen to rain hitting the roof, wake up and just soak in the amazing view from my aunt and uncle's house, close my eyes and revel in the feeling of a 70-degree day, or savor in small bites the delicious food my husband cooks. I've found that, for me, happiness is in very small things.

I'm more grateful for my husband each and every day. He makes me laugh all the time, and we have the best conversations. Despite (hopefully) soon taking on more hours and responsibility at his part-time job, he has embraced the role of "house-husband" and makes my lunch every morning, goes grocery shopping, cooks dinner every night, does the dishes. I'm totally spoiled. We really make a good team, though. And I'm especially grateful that we now have one day a week -- Saturday -- when neither of us working.

What are you grateful for today?

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