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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Be Thankful!

This year has been, well---trying to say the least...
So that's why I'd like to tell everyone what I'm thankful for, this Thanksgiving.  First and most importantly, I am extremely thankful for my grandparents. Not so long ago, my grandma was in the hospital and we weren't sure she'd make it. Now she's make a 99% recovery (she still needs a liver transplant), and has happily gone back to helping grandpa cook, in their kitchen. I haven't seen her smile the way she does when she's cooking, in a long while.
Secondly, I'm thankful for my sister, Kelly. She helped push me back into creativity, after I went through my uninspiration period. Since that time, I've flourished with inspiration and ideas. If I didn't do paper crafts and write, who knows where I'd be? And it's so nice to be able to share such a passion with my sister, of all people.

I'm also incredibly thankful for my sister, Jenny, and my dad. My dad works nights, and it feels so comforting to have someone to come home to. This year's been rough for all three of us, financially, so it's so nice to feel like we're in this together as a family, making it impossible for us to fail, or feel like we're in this alone.

Last, but definitely not least, I'm so very thankful to God that he's helped me get through this year as well as I have. You see, I've never been single, and it's hard to start down that road if you've never been. After two weeks, of finally "being real with myself", learning to put myself first (something I've never done before), and becoming more aware of my actions in dating and relationships, I can feel myself becoming stronger. It's taken alot of strength, but it feels good to know that I'm going to get through this, and come out better than I was before this. After all you know what they say: to love someone else you have to love yourself first.

So with that said, I hope you count your blessings, and I wish you a very safe and happy holiday! Be thankful for whatever you have. I know I am. :)

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