Gratitude. The sleepiest, happiest, gratitude.
My parents have always been ready with an abundance of advice and life lessons that they'd sum up for me and my brother when life called for it. My mom would preach that there is always, always, something to be thankful for, and my dad would share with us what his dad had told him - When you think you have it bad, there is always someone out there who has it worse than you.
I didn't have to do much digging to find things to be thankful for this year. The surface things in my life right now are such a blessing, and more often than not, I am so incredibly happy. I adore my job. I love my family. Weston is the greatest. Life is good.
Even with my health - my biggest struggle, there's a lot to appreciate. I finally got my diagnosis. I've learned the difference between letting my condition define me and letting it be a part of my identity. The pain is more under control than it's ever been. I've got doctors who are on my side for the first time in my life.
So thankful and blessed by that.
Just like last year, my Thanksgiving started with a 5K Turkey Trot. Weston's family and mine.Although last year, I ran, and this year, I was really content just walking and enjoying the scenery. :)
And of course, when it came time for dinner, my mother had made almost two entire Thanksgiving meals to make sure there was an abundance of allergen-free options for me. Mashed cauliflower, wild rice, an awesome spinach salad with homemade dressing.. plus some treats for dessert too.
Talk about things to be thankful for. That woman is a saint.
Today, Weston and I are off to celebrate two more Thanksgivings! A small part of me sometimes wishes that all of our families would all celebrate things together at one time so we could just stay put and relax during holidays! Butttt… I also kind of love the shuffle. :) The time in the car with Weston between family functions on Thanksgiving and Christmas has become a bit of a tradition in itself! haha
Thankful to have so many families to love and be a part of!
How many Thanksgiving dinners do you end up attending each year?
What are you thankful for?