What Are You Grateful For?

Cute-puppies-golden-thanksgivingI’ll be honest, Thanksgiving isn’t my favorite holiday. A holiday that often celebrates gluttony just kind of grosses me out. I love turkey and rolls and a few other Thanksgiving staples…but being a pretty picky eater, I don’t enjoy most of the food. Also, the fact I usually have to go to three places on Thanksgiving just makes my stomach hurt thinking about it. But enough complaining! The thing I do love about Thanksgiving is that it reminds us to give thanks for all the wonderful blessings in our lives.

Here is my list of things I am grateful for. Please share yours with us too!

1. My friends. I don’t know where I would be without great and different types of friends. I love having best girlfriends to chat with, get nails done with, etc. I also love having best guy friends to goof around with. Also, having a great boyfriend who I consider one of my best friends.

2. My family. Family can often get on your nerves, but they are the people that will always be there for you.

3. My dog! I love animals especially my dog. My rat recently passed away but I still have my beloved doggie and hope to get another one in the next few years. Hannah constantly makes me laugh with her antics!

4. Being young and healthy. I try to live my life to the fullest and have fun! I’m so happy to be young right now without too many worries and try to take good care of myself.

5. Being able to do what I love. I love writing and love that I am able to do work that I love and hope to continue to do freelance work and be successful with it.

This Thanksgiving, instead of counting your complaints, count your blessings! This year I am going to put on a happy face, eat some delicious turkey, and be thankful for the life I have. Don’t just stop being grateful on Thanksgiving, keep your practice of thinking of your blessings every day. It is sure to bring happiness into your life.

To read more from Lauren, check out her blog, Lauren’s Thoughts.

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  1. Dearest Lauren; I am happy you listed the things to be thankful for, and once upon a long time ago, I felt the same as you ( with one exception–the food—I don’t like turkey, but I adore everything else). I used to get annoyed at having too many places to be trying to please everyone at the same time, and the notion of gluttony also troubled me, but now I would give just about anything to have the same dilemma. Most of the people are now gone, and those remaining are in a spirit of disquietude and sorrow.
    Let’s just be thankful then to have the ability to celebrate, in whatever spirit we can find. Your list is quite lovely, and I also love my dog. Today I am thankful that my closest friend will finally come home from hospital, and I am thankful to have spoken with my son, who is not in the best shape at the moment, and I am thankful for this website.

    • Thank you Shen for this wonderful comment – I am so grateful for a great reader who brightens our days with your comments! I hope you had a lovely holiday. :)

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