It’s that time of year … Thanksgiving. It is already restless here in my office as students and professors alike are gearing up to leave. My sister and I will soon be on the road, headed to visit our family. And that leads me to my first thankful, my sister.
We weren’t always close. We did the routine fighting and backstabbing, but somewhere along the way, we became friends. And then best friends. Without her, I just wouldn’t be able to function. I can always count on her to be honest. She puts me in my place while letting me do my occasional whining. (That’s very important) She’s my soulmate.
Next on my grateful list is … outside.
I am blessed to come from a beautiful hometown. While Lubbock isn’t exactly what I would call beautiful, I still get to experience everyday bits of beauty.
Sometimes you just have to search a bit harder. But it’s there.
I’m also grateful for my apartment. It’s my first semester out of the dorms and while I miss the hustle and bustle, I love the charm of having my own niche.
I’m also thankful for … chinese. I’ve never eaten chinese food alone. To me, chinese food means community. To me, there isn’t anything better than good food with good people. (Which explains why I love Thanksgiving so much!)
I’m grateful for … music. Enough said.
And last … love. Not romantic love, but unconditional love. Lasting love. Family love. Friendship love.
I encourage you, take some time this week to think about what truly makes life rich. But more than that, I encourage you to do this daily. Be grateful EVERYDAY. It makes live so much simpler. It makes life good.