I have a family I love and am proud of, who support me. I have friends who make me smile, who stand beside me, and quite often prop me up. I am living my dream of being a writer. I get to make up stories and people read them. I’ve had 30+ years with my best friend and husband. I have an amazing daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. I have in-laws instead of out-laws. I have friends I consider family, and that’s the best kind.
I have books to read with no one telling me I can’t read them, music to listen to, and favorite TV shows, movies, and news that isn’t censored (even though I have to filter it through reporter’s opinions more often that I used to). I’m thankful for all of those and for the time in which to indulge.
I live in a country where freedom is a right, though far too many take that right for granted. I pray I never do. Men and women have shed their blood for the flag and the country for which it stands. I am thankful for those dedicated souls who volunteer their lives to protect my freedoms, and I thank their families for the sacrifices they make as their loved ones do their duty. I am thankful for police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel for putting themselves on the front line to keep me and mine safe and my heart breaks each time one is lost in the line of duty.
Yes, I have much to be thankful for. Oh, wait! COFFEE. I am totally thankful for coffee!!!! 😉
What are you thankful for?