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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Old School Activity About Thanksgiving

Remember doing this in elementary school? I'm revisiting this activity. Simple but effective:

T is for Tommy. I am thankful for his laid back personality and the way he makes me laugh. I love his cuddles and how he loves to be the center of attention no matter what he is doing.
H is for Husband. I am thankful that after 22 years, I am still wildly attracted to him and madly in love with him. He is still hilarious and tries very hard to make everyone happy. Thankful that I got one of the good ones.
A is for all my friends who I would be lost without. You are my sanity and I love the time I spend with you. Whether I have known you for a lifetime or just a short time, once you are in my heart, you are there forever. Thank you for all you do for me and the joy you bring me. I am thankful that I have the greatest friends in the world!
N is for Nico. I am thankful for the man he is growing to be. I am thankful that we have the kind of relationship where he knows he can come to me with anything. It might not be like that forever but I am thankful that it is like that now. He is a typical teenager who is a survivor and a fighter and I am proud of him every single day.
K is for kindness that in a world that is jaded, I am still lucky enough to find in neighbors and friends that are so kind they will give you the shirt off your back and pray for your family if asked.
S is for sisters. I am so thankful for the relationship with my sisters. Each one is my best friend in a different way. My mom and dad must have done something right because they are some of the best people I know in this world. It's true that even if they weren't my sisters, I'd still want them as my friends.
G is for Gia. I am so thankful that God blessed me with the surprise miracle that is is her. She is spunky and funny and stubborn like the rest of them but when she looks at me and says, "I wuuuuvvvv Mommeeee," my heart melts and all is right in the world.
I is for Isabella. I am so thankful for her kindness, compassion and most of all her help. When she loves something, she loves it with her whole heart. She is my biggest fan and I am hers.
V is for value and validation. I value and am thankful to all that read this blog. It has been a dream of mine to write for more than just myself and having people tell me they are reading or that they enjoy it or even that it made them think or motivated them to take action makes me feel good and validates that dream each time. Thanks to all that read it! I was going to say vacation for this one because I need one but I can't be thankful for something I haven't had yet. :)
I is illness. I am thankful that no one suffers from any today. Of course I just jinxed it but for once, no one woke up sick on a holiday. Yay!
N is for NO CLEANING today! I am thankful that my house is almost done and knowing that, I can take a break from cleaning today.
G is for great parents. I am so thankful for my mom and dad. The commitment they made over 40 years ago to raise a family has brought much happiness and joy to my life. I love them as parents and as friends. I still talk to my mom ten times a day and she is the first one I call when I am happy or when I am sad. If I am even half the mom that she is, my kids will be pretty lucky. Spending time with my dad is still one of my favorite ways to pass the time. I love his stories and his outlook on life. He never gives advice without being asked but when asked, he does it without judgement. He is the most reliable person I know and I love that I can count on him even as an adult. G is also for Gramps. I love you, Gramps and I am thankful for all the time I get to spend with you! I think you might be my biggest supporter and I love that you believe in me.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope that everyone's holiday is a blessed one filled with good food, good times and no drama (we can hope, right?).


At November 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

Sigh. What a lovely list, Ann. Huggies.


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