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Thanksgiving -giving thanks

Posted Oct 13 2009 10:05pm

I have so, so much to be thankful for this weekend. I am one lucky girl! What are YOU giving thanks for? This is my list:

My family: 4 of the most awesome people I will ever meet. My parents, though I’m biased, are the top. They’ve done so much for us kids and I have always felt 100% supported. As for my brother and sister, they are just two cool people who inspire me, make me laugh and of course keep me real.

My education: Everyday I get to learn about what I love. I’m acquiring tools so that one day I’ll be able to contribute to my field. I’m learning to learn and ask questions and nothing makes me happier. I don’t think this should be a luxury, but I know it is a huge one. Thanks professors, thanks university, thanks colleagues and thanks parents.

My health: Aside from the obvious issues, I am healthy, strong and young. So many don’t have this, or have lost this. I am trying to take care of my body and to take advantage of my good health. Carpe diem, yes?

My freedom: I’ve never known anything but to live with my human rights intact. I’ve grown up free when so many children do not. I haven’t known war, and I don’t live in fear of persecution. I know that countless people have fought with their lives for me to have these rights, and I am overcome with gratitude.

I don’t know what else to say. There is so much good in my life, so much to be thankful for. I don’t know why I should be so blessed. Why was I born in the right place, in the right era? I don’t know, but it makes me want to do something REALLY REALLY GOOD. Hopefully soon I’ll know what that is. I take time to appreciate the gifts of life everyday, but this holiday has made me especially pensive, and especially exuberant.

Even if you are not celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, let me know what you are thankful for!

We are having a Thanksgiving meal at my aunt’s house this afternoon. It will be so nice to have a house full of cousins, and to eat until we’re stuffed and sleepy! My aunt says she’s making pumpkin AND apple pies. I can’t wait.

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