Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanks, Gracias, Danke, Merci

Just a few words I throw around this time of the year. Yes it's Thanksgiving. You know what that means? I got excited for Christmas last week and by Dec. 10 I will be sick of it. But also it's Turkey day. If I may take a moment to show gratitude.
First off to friends who help me see the good in life. We are all going through different trials and hardships, but I'm constantly awed by those who are able to take those challenges and just go with it. They don't "mourn" for what they don't have, but relish and delight in what they do have.
Second to family who never fails to love and support. When I lost my job a while ago, when my family found out they said "we will do whatever it takes so you won't lose your house." Thankfully it didn't come to that, but what a better example of what a family is supposed to be. There for each other.
Third for employment. We may hate it and curse it every morning when the alarm goes off, but the lessons are invaluable. Hard, honest work is nothing to be ashamed of.
Fourth for the gospel. I know I should have put this first, but order doesn't really matter when they are all weighted the same right? I am amazed at how much the gospel helps me in my life. To not only have the moral beliefs, but the religious ones as well. For example when half the people in my office smoke and are constantly out sick. I am grateful for the knowledge that keeps me away from that.
Fifth for my little family. Kelly, me and Harley. For as much as we desperately wish it would grow, we are happy with right now. Today just laying around enjoying being together, nothing makes me happier. I get to see my best friend every day, (Kelly, not Harley ;) When I come home Kelly and Harley are so excited to see me and I them. It's like being apart for eight hours was the worst. So cheesy I know, but hey it's my life.
If there's anything to cure the blues, it's counting your blessings. I remember a lesson I learned a long time ago, when you are at your worst, kneel down and pray for all the things you are grateful for. That will turn it around. So thank you to those out there who help make my life just a little bit better everyday. Even if we don't talk much, I still think about you and am grateful I know you.
Happy Thanksgiving!!