This thanksgiving brings new meaning in my life. For many years, I celebrated thanksgiving, somewhat robotically I suppose. Going through the motions, appreciating time with family, but truly not doing much thought as to what it means to me. I like to think that I’m always thankful, but it’s like birthdays, anniversary, Easter, etc. It’s a holiday that comes once a year. I believe we should be thankful everyday. I believe many people are, at least in part, have some kind of mental note throughout the day where you say “gee, I’m really lucky”. There are some days more difficult than other, but we ARE lucky. We live in an abundant society to make of it what we wish, to live as we wish, to be accepted for who we are and what we stand for. We all have stories, turmoil, sadness, life and death, but all in all, we truly do have so much to be thankful for, today and the whole year through.
Maybe having been with my family so much lately, up close and personal. My upcoming wedding celebration that will see two different nationalities comes together as one, and truly enjoy each others company. To celebrate my rebirth on November 5 marking my four year after Gastric Bypass and accepting who I have grown and matured into, rejuvenated, recaptured years that I may not have had to be with all that is so near and dear to me. Life will never be easy……..I don’t believe it’s meant to be. Ultimately it’s how you choose to live it in order to decide how much you will take out of it and enjoy the ride.
On this Thanksgiving, I’m giving thought and thanks. I look back and the past 4 years that are truly responsible for where I am today. Looking forward to the festivities of the next three weeks and sharing that with everyone I love. In three weeks, to FINALLY MARRY the man who I was truly meant to spend my life with, it just took us a little longer to find each other than most.
To openly LOVE my daughters and be in awe of their charm, beauty, intellect, and their individuality, and continue to pray for their safe journey in life with who they choose to share that journey with. Forever my daughters. I am thankful for Parents who I am blessed to have by my side, thick and thin. To my one and only Sister…..there are no words. The gratitude that I have and hold to have been blessed.
Life can be so unpredictable. I went through the ugly tunnel of nearly being taken away from these amazing people, and LIFE is just to precious to take your health for granted.
Live each day, Love each other, and though you can be thankful for soooooooooo many things, in the end, be thankful for BEING HERE IN THIS MOMENT to enjoy it and recognize and acknowledge the gift you have.
From my Family to yours Happy Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!!