I am somewhat obsessed with taking pictures of the road. I don't even know why, they are not that spectacular of shots or even that different from one another. But one of the many things I love about living in America is the freedom to just jump in the car and go. There is just so much to see from the passenger seat. I am a fan of the great American road trip.
I remember when my friend Jana and I were on our road trip to move me back to Alabama, I would tell her she didn't have to stay awake for me, she could sleep if she wanted to. And she said she didn't want to sleep because she didn't want to miss anything. That is a beautiful sentiment, and one I share.
This thanksgiving has been a little weird. Being that we are on the road, traveling to Texas, to attend a funeral, instead of spending time relaxing as a family. And at times, I have felt very jealous and very sad when I've have read other people's post about what they are grateful for. I haven't felt very grateful this week, when usually I'm bursting with gratitude. But I wanted to make a list of things to be grateful for anyway.
So here it is.
I am grateful for my husband, my closest and truest friend. I am grateful for living closer to my family and friends, I know what a blessing that is, after being in California for so long. I am grateful to be employed in the field that I wanted to be a part of since I was 14 years old. Second to that, I am so happy for the people I get to help every single day.
I am happy that we are able to muster up the funds needed for me to have baraitric surgery in the new year, and I am hopeful for all the opportunities for good health, and a new start that losing weight will give me.
Most of all, I am grateful for my faith, which gives me such a peace and comfort about all the bad things that happen in life.
And I'm thankful for this little blog and my own little corner of the internet. Sometimes I wonder why I keep blogging, but then I can look back and read about a day or an anecdote that I had forgotten all about, and I can't see a future where I won't want to keep track of these memories. Big or small.
Lastly, I'm grateful for my friends that I've made through this blog, and a big thank you to all that continue to read along.
I hope your day was blessed.
P.S-I am not grateful for the sorry showing of the Packers today vs. Detroit. What the heck Green Bay?