Thursday, November 27, 2008

The day of giving thanks

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the food and to express gratitude among the people that you are with. But as I woke up today I really thought about what I am thankful for. It's something that we do not think about at all and it's sad that it takes a national holiday for me to realize how lucky I have it, and how thankful I should be every day for what I've been blessed with. What am I thankful for? I'm thankful for my wonderful family, my grandparents are one of a kind, and my two sisters are amazing, my mom and dad couldn't have been better parents. They gave me anything and everything a kid could want all throughout my adolescence and they are still "giving" and I am nearing adulthood. My uncles, aunts, cousins, and other relatives are all a huge part of my life. I've been participating in family gatherings for as long as I can remember and not just the holidays. My family will celebrate a new restaurant opening, and a thursday night football game. So as I sit here and realize what I am thankful for, the first thing that comes into mind is my wonderful family. 

Secondly, I am thankful for my incredibly faithful friends, wether it be my friends from back home or my friends from school. My friends and I from back home have been so close for the past 7 or 8 years of my life and it doesn't matter how long we go without seeing each other, within minutes of reacquainting, we haven't missed a beat. My friends from school are my family I've lived with for the past 4 years of my life. I can't say enough about all the great times I've had during college and every single one of my memories include my best friends from school. The relationships that I've made while being at school and the good times that we've had will be something I can carry with me for the rest of my life. I am truly thankful for all my friends that inspire me to be who I am today and who are always there for me no matter what.

Finally, I am thankful for my girlfriend. She has been the centerpiece of my life for the past two years and I wouldn't change it for the world. I love her unconditionally and no matter what happens she is always there for me, there to embrace me, and there to listen to everything I have to say. She has completely changed my view on life, and she has brought me a sense of calmness. Her loving and caring attitude and her willingness to understand me has put a new perspective on things for me. I am thankful I somehow got a chance to meet her and thankful that she is my girlfriend.

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful day. Happy Travels to everyone and enjoy the break. 

1 comment:

  1. I waited till after I posted mine to look at yours just so I couldn't steal any of your ideas, and they're kind of the same.
    Woo for family. Missed you today.