I was asked this question yesterday, but I had to formulate my response as the CEO of a non-profit. And while I truly believed the things that were listed in his blog, today is my day and I have been blessed in my own particular ways.
First and foremost, I am thankful for my family. There are times when I act like they don’t matter. For example, I am currently on a bus to Tampa to visit friends while they are visiting their families. But what I love about my family is that we don’t need each other on the holidays. We have each other when we need and are needed. I can look back on every problem and remember what I said in my call for help.
“Mom, I want you to know I love you and I’m alright, but I was just hit by a car.”
That must have been almost three years ago. Fortunately, it has been smooth sailing since and I am thankful for that.
Life has been going so smoothly that I feel almost feel like a success. I’m momentarily done with school and I’ve moved in the direction of a career. Last week I started my AmeriCorps position that suits me. In that short period of time, I have become aware of a number social issues I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid and I’ve already found ways to contribute. All of these things are influencing what I am capable of. I try not to brag about possessions, but I am thankful that I can accomplish all of this from my phone. The tools that are available for a growing journalist give me endless possibilities as I go forward.
So while you are all enjoying the day and reflecting things, I wish you the best.
And one last thing, I am thankful for my hyper metabolism that allows for me to enjoy this roadside feast of ice cream and Pepsi.