I’m Thankful

I’m thankful for the days when the sun is shining and for the days when its not. I’m thankful for my mom and the unconditional love she gives me. I’m thankful for my family, even though we are far from perfect. I’m thankful for my boyfriend, who lets me ramble on about the same thing ten times a day if needed. I’m thankful for my daddy, who raised two little girls who weren’t even his, and did a damn good job of it. I’m thankful for blankets and for coffee and for my dog. I’m thankful for my laugh and my cry. I’m thankful for things that make me laugh and for the times that have made me cry. I’m thankful for my grandfather being a man of God, as he entered into Heaven this past Sunday. I’m thankful for the 20 years I was able to spend with him. I’m thankful for my other grandparents, and the time that I still have with them. I’m thankful for strength, for the ability of letting go, for the symbolism of such in leaves breaking free from a tree without a word in complete silence in an unspoken second. I’m thankful for being free.

I’m thankful for every break in my heart. I’m thankful for breaking hearts of my own. I’m thankful for burning bridges, because sometimes that’s the only way to not go back when you need to move forward. I’m thankful for losing it all just to gain it back, harder & stronger; a thousand times over. I’m thankful for the second family that became my own. I’m thankful for independence. I’m thankful for the ghosts, for the lessons learned and for the roads I’ve yet to travel. I’m thankful for all the lives I’ve yet to touch.

I’m thankful for hot showers, food on the table and shoes on my feet. I’m thankful for painted nails, my education, and country music. I’m thankful for memories – the times that are in standstill in my head, a piece of time halted for my personal replay. I’m thankful for my mistakes and I’m thankful for my flaws. I’m thankful for my heart. I’m thankful for my willingness to give, to listen, to help, and to advise. I’m thankful for those who love me for that. I’m thankful for trust. I’m thankful for paying it forward and for the people in the world who do things for others simply for the love of it. I’m thankful for love.

I’m thankful for naps, fluffy socks, for writing this blog, and for the people who take time out of their day to read it.



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4 thoughts on “I’m Thankful

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