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I’ve Got Plenty to be Thankful For

Posted Nov 22 2012 11:34am

I woke up with this song in my head this morning. You get bonus points and a gold star from me if you recognize the fantastic movie that this clip is from.

One of my absolute favorite holiday movies of all time. Poor Bing Crosby, so upset because Fred Astaire stole his lady… again. If you haven’t seen this movie, please oh please watch it. So good.

Anyway, about that thankful thing that everyone is doing today. (Even Facebook asked me, “What are you thankful for?” when I went to update my status. Thanks for the reminder, Facebook.)

I could make you a long list, but in favor of more family time, I am going to keep it short and sweet. Here are my top four this morning.

I’m thankful for loving and supportive family and friends. I always knew I had amazing and supportive friends and family, but the last six months of my life have shown me that in ways I did not think possible. With four days notice (maybe less), I was surrounded with love when I truly needed in on Monday. Well, love, champagne, and giggles. My parents will drop everything when I need them, and I have a supportive community of friends with IBD who make me feel loved and understood. I am just so blessed.

Family! Yeah!

I’m thankful for a job that is fun, rewarding, and fulfilling. I am so grateful that I get to make a difference in my job every day. I am proud to work for CCFA. Proud of where our money goes, proud of the research we support, and proud to support programs that make a difference for patients. I’m also fortunate that I get to meet incredible people and make good friends through my job. It’s the best.

With some of my Team Challenge family. We make orange look good.

I’m thankful for a cute little apartment of my very own. Aside from a single dorm when I was an RA, I’ve never lived alone. There are some pretty amazing things about living alone. You can eat ice cream for breakfast with nobody judging you. You can decorate for Christmas whenever you want. You can choose all your own decorations. It’s peaceful and quiet whenever you want. And if you clean it, it stays clean. I’m thankful that my job allows me the luxury of living alone.

I’m thankful for my Crohn’s disease. Maybe this sounds weird to you. If you’ve been around these parts a while, you know I’ve listed all the reasons I’m grateful for my autoimmune disease , which was then diagnosed as ulcerative colitis. There is so much good in my life because of IBD. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Now tell me all yours. Big, little, everything in between. What is topping your list of things your thankful for today?


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