I've been through a lot over the past few years, and this year is no different. I've accomplished things this year that I would never have thought possible a few years ago. I quit smoking back in January (the 12th was the last day I smoked), I wrapped up a whole year of writing editorials for a local magazine, I published my first novella, and I took a trip to Europe, a life-long dream come true.
I've watched my amazing children thrive and grow another year. My son has a driver's permit, and excels in school. My daughter is so creative, and also excels in school. They are both healthy and I love them so much. I couldn't imagine a life without them in it.
I no longer worry about the same things, or fear new challenges or the unknown. There's a great, peaceful calm and way of dealing with the world that only the 40's could bring.
So, I'm so very thankful. Thankful for what I have, thankful for the opportunities, thankful for determination and hard work, and thankful for a life that I love living. While it may not seem like much to others, it's definitely so very very much for me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving eating great food, and spending it with great people whether with family, friends, or just yourself.