Ahh, Thanksgiving! Another opportunity to reflect on the many blessings of the year and the gifts for which we are thankful and the kickoff to the holiday season! I really have been blessed this year. Among the many changes, I moved further south with all my stuff (for the second year in a row), traveled to more places than the year before, paid off almost all of my CC debt, and bought a new car. These last couple months of the year begins a time of reflection and eventually planning for the next year. Before moving on, though, I just want to share some of the things I’m grateful for right now at this stage of my life.
… people who are not afraid to put themselves out there for new friendships in the most vulnerable, awkward, and genuine way. Relationships are hard. Friendships are relationships. They’re the people who are not afraid to put in the work.
… people who are supportive even though what’s best for you is not necessarily what best for them. Selflessness to be supportive of selfishness is an admirable human being.
… pets who don’t care how you did that day but love you constantly, enthusiastically, and consistently.
… the luxuries of never being uncertain on where I would be sleeping that night or getting my next meal.
… the opportunity for the independence of knowing that ^ was me.
… the love of family and dear friends that know no geographic distance or time apart.
There are so many blessings in my life. My Powersheets came this week. That means I will start reflecting soon on the last year, especially the last six months. So a bit of nostalgia is kicking in- in 1000 years, I never would have guessed where my life would be this Thanksgiving. But, I am so deeply grateful for all of it. For every stumble, for every win, for every failure, for every support and guide, I am thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving. I’m grateful for you.
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She lives with her husband Casey and their pup Bo in Savannah, GA.