Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a great day, whether you celebrate the holiday or not. Personally, I am beyond excited to get three days off from work and school, although I do have plenty of projects to keep working on!
I never was a huge fan of Thanksgiving, especially since the focus always seemed to be on the food. Even prior to becoming a vegetarian, I wasn’t overly fond of most of the food options (I know, I know-I’m very picky). Thanksgiving isn’t completely about the food, however, and I do love the opportunity to consider what I’m thankful for!
In the future, I would like to get in more of a routine of writing down what I’m grateful for. Even if it’s small things that might be overshadowed by the negative events that happened that day, there’s always something to be thankful for! I think it’s beneficial to remember that on both a daily and a yearly basis. The daily things might be meeting up with a friend for coffee or a good tip I received, and the yearly ones are the ones that happen regularly throughout the year. This post includes some of the things I have been thankful for in 2019.
My parents and I have our differences, but when it comes down to it, I am so very grateful to have them in my life. They help me with so much. My dad is always willing to fix things when I break them (especially my car), and my mom is always there to talk to. Then there’s my brother. He might not be the most communicative person, but if I ran into trouble, I know he would have my back.
I am so glad that I adopted my pets, and I’m sure they’re happy to have a loving home as well. I don’t know Scooby’s background as much (I believe they found him wandering around alone), but Tigger was at a shelter that was about to put down a whole group of kittens due to overcrowding before the lady I fostered her through drove over to pick them up.
Both my pets Tigger and Scooby lift my spirits up so easily. They are so playful and happy, and I can’t help but smile at all of their lovely little quirks. When I wake up in the morning, I look forward to walking Scooby and feeding both Tigger and Scooby; plus, they are always so excited to see me when I come home.
Sure, it is not my dream job or one that I receive a liveable income from, but I am very thankful for my part-time job. It’s been so different from all of the other food service jobs that I have had. I don’t have to deal with rude customers, I am not consistently asked to pick up more shifts than I can handle, and it provides a great environment to get my homework done in my downtime. My customers are actually really nice, and I enjoy seeing them everyday even if they aren’t purchasing anything from me. I actually look forward to going to work, and it helps me stay motivated to keep up with my schoolwork and browse through job boards.
I am healthy and active, which is something that I easily take for granted. I know I personally do not always take care of my body the way that I should, but it allows me to do so many amazing things everyday. I see my parents struggle with different health issues, and while they are mostly managed right now, it really makes me thankful that they are currently doing well and that I am too.
You, for reading this! Whether you’re a regular reader or a new one, thank you so much for reading this post and checking out my blog! Growing up, I was always hesitant to share my writing, so I’m glad to have people interact and share my thoughts with. I know I am not the most consistent blogger when it comes to content and scheduling, so thank you for continuing to read anyways. I really appreciate it!
What are you thankful for? Are you doing anything exciting this Thanksgiving?