This Thanksgiving has been especially special to me. My family gathered together at the same place as last year. We had turkey, potatoes, and all the fixin's like last year. We sat around and did a lot of nothing like last year.
But I'm different than last year. Me. This year has been a year of extremes for my life; from getting laid off, to having unforgettable trips, to visiting old friends and meeting new ones (in the 'real' world and what is refered to as the 'blogosphere'), to volunteering, and meeting my favorite author.
I've grown from these experiences, and I'm thankful. Extremely thankful.
One terrible incident, on the otherside of the world, happened that drives this point home for me - be thankful for what you have because every day, every thing, every person is special. And they deserve your graditude.
I've noticed in my (short) lifetime that it's hard for people to say 'Thank you'. They feel proud and self-reliant, as if it is an admission to weakness or helplessness. It's not. You should always say Thank you. These two little words show your appreciation of someone's help, and make it will make them feel good about helping you. Say them sincerely and say it often. Why? Because it's free.
So Thank You to those of you out there that have contributed to this life. I want you to know, I appreciate it.
Thank you so much for visiting. Happy Turkey Day.