I won’t plan any of this out or rearrange things once I’m done; I’m just going to write exactly what comes to mind as I’m going through. All of this right here is why I’m so thankful for the life that I live.
I’m thankful for an incredibly loving family that supports me with everything I do in my life. My mom and dad are the best parents I could ever ask for, I have a wonderful older sister, older brother and one particular older cousin (that’s you, Al) who have always looked out for me as I’ve grown up. I have too many amazing aunts, uncles, and other older cousins to count. I love my brother-in-law, my two beautiful nieces, my grandma who’s still on this earth, and my other grandma and my two grandpas who wait for me after this life.
I’m thankful for all of the close friends I have in my life, people who mean more to me than I could ever explain; Tony, Kenny, Josh, Josiah, Lauren, Adam, Marissa, Tyshawn, Charles, Amanda, Jordan, Brianna, Lauren H., Ali, Josh M., Tony F., John, Alex, Jonathan, Corey, Kyle, Eric, Jarrett, Andy, Brian and Dave. I love them all from the bottom of my heart.
I’m thankful for so many of my friends’ family members–moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles cousins, grandparents–who I’ve grown so close with other the years that they’re just like family of my own by now.
I’m thankful for my health; that I’m able to live each and every day without pain or the fear that today may be the last. I’m thankful that I have no obstructions in living my life to the fullest and doing whatever it is that makes me happy.
I’m thankful that I have a job which allows me to pay all of the finances that I need to take care of in order to get by in life. I’m also thankful that I have a job that I enjoy as much as I do and have met so many great people at.
I’m thankful that I’ve been lucky enough to have such great education over the years, which has provided me great lessons on how to be successful in life, has allowed me to meet many of my best friends, and has allowed me the privilege of knowing so many great teachers who have passed on their wisdom to me in and out of the classroom.
I’m thankful that I have access to the many luxuries that I enjoy in life; all of the books, comics, video games, movies, tv shows, websites and sports that I use to either pass along a few fun hours, or inspire me.
I’m thankful that I have the means to express myself in my writing, my greatest passion in my life, and that I have the opportunity to make a career out of it and show who I am as a person to the rest of the world.
I’m thankful that, a little over a year ago, I didn’t make the biggest mistake of my life while I questioned just how good my life was. I’m thankful that I pulled myself out of a very miserable period, and that I eventually managed to rediscover my pride in myself, and my love for all that my life includes. I’m thankful that I’ve grown up as much as I have, have grown wiser, and learned to cherish every person and every blessing in my life.
Last and absolutely not least, I’m thankful that I have my faith in Jesus Christ, who guides me and inspires me every day to be the most loving person I can possibly be.
Happy Thanksgiving, all!