Of course, this time of year inspires us to think about the things in our life that we're thankful for. As we gather around our tables with family and friends this Thursday, I'm sure we'll all take time to reflect on, if not voice, the things that make us feel most fortunate. I have so very much to be thankful for this year:
I'm thankful for my amazing parents. They've always provided unending support and thoughtful guidance. They're the most selfless people I know, and I hope to be as great a parent as they are.
I'm thankful for my sister, who is wise in so many ways that I'm not. She's strong, beautiful, and independent. I greatly admire her confidence and determination.
I'm thankful for my friends, who are always there to laugh, listen, and share. My friendships truly enhance my life and I feel grateful for having wonderful people in my life.
I'm thankful for my pups, who are precious, sweet and loving. I'm thankful that they're healthy and full of life.
I'm thankful for my husband. He's taught me the true amazingness of unconditional love. He's patient when I'm not, listens when I need an ear, and brightens my day with a simple smile. I'm truly thankful for the man he is and the man he strives to be. I feel absolutely blessed to be married to a man who's such a perfect match for me.
Of course, this year is hard for so many families, so I'm thankful that Mr. Kingston and I each have a job, a roof over our heads, and food in our refrigerator. I'm thankful that we're healthy and don't have to make tough decisions like whether to buy groceries or pay the electric bill.
I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving!