I am so fortunate that I get to write a post that goes live on Thanksgiving Day. This year has been an amazing journey with the normal ups and downs that are a part of being alive. Overall though, I can’t/won’t complain. My good moments have outweighed my bad moments. I definitely have so many reasons to be thankful.
Rather than write about the latest fashion, beauty or other type of product, today I just want to focus on gratitude. As such, here are the top reasons that Thanksgiving 2009 is special for me:
1. My faith: Sometimes, when I read the news (i.e. about little Shaniya Davis) or hear of random things that happen to wonderful people (i.e. Anissa) it makes me depressed for a moment. If I did not think that there was more to life than this existence here on earth, I truly believe that I would be a very melancholy person.
2. My family: What can I say? I hit the jackpot. I both love AND like my husband and two sons. (You know that it is possible to love someone and not really like their character, right?) Anyway, I am happy that I get to start and end the vast majority of my days with them.
3. My friends: As I get older, I appreciate my true friends so much more. Age teaches me the difference between good acquaintances and true friends. I am fortunate to have many of the former and a special few of the latter. People who know me completely, but love my unconditionally/in spite of me I cannot ask for more. There are few greater gifts than that.
Now it is your turn…who (or what) are you most thankful for this year?
Kimberly Coleman, a wife and mom of two sons, writes and speaks about parenting in the NYC Metro area. She is also the founder of Mom in the City (www.mominthecity.com), a blog for moms of toddlers and preschoolers