I want to do a super sweet post about all the things I am thankful for because it is thanks giving and I will try to do that (as cliche) as it is but I know I won’t be able to even come close to doing as well as I would like to.

If you have been watching the news there is obviously a bunch of terrible stuff going on and that is how the world is. Even if you were directly effected by all the horror of the world there are still small scraps of things to be thankful for. I think that we as people are constantly viewing so much of the bad and it makes it hard to see the good. “Every cloud has a silver lining.”

Before I go into a long list with short explanations I want to explain that I have a hard time seeing the things I am thankful for but can see things that I am great-full for largely thanks to the amazing Courtney who when I would complain about my life would make me do great-fulls and those are wonderful excersize that I need to pass along. So basically I will be listing things I am great-full for.

The obvious ones of friends and family. To my mom who inspires me and pushes me to be the best I possible can, even when I am not happy with her I can not imagine who I would be with our her. To my little brothers for showing me what boys are like and especially William for being himself so often. My dad who tough me how to drive and that silence is not always bad even if it is less comfortable for me.

Friends the ones that have been there for me through so much, this semester has showed me the obvious ones who will always be there the ones back home that I can call and will listen regardless of how big or small the issue. But better than that the unexpected ones the people like Scott and Sammi who you may only see once a month but when you do they fall back into their place and make you smile and laugh and do things for you not because you are begging for the favor but because they want to help you. (Sammi I feel forever indented to you for the mason jars) No matter how long I have known my friends they mean so much, the bff’s that I met in elementary school who introduced me to friends in middle school and then the new people I have met in the last year and a half at college. I love each and every one of the people I know in a different way and am glad I know you all.

I am greatful to have a place to stay and food to eat every meal. I  am a vegetarian and all around rather picky eater because I want to do what is good for my body and I have been able to do that choose what I am eating and how much and when and not really have to worry about how I am going to get my next meal.

I am thankful for my schooling at a school I so love. I am greatful for all the clubs I am involved in that remind me that people are wonderful and we can share common interests. I am thankful for my sorority sisters the girls who accept me and support me and I do the same to them.

I am greatful to be working both this summer and this semester. Neither jobs I have had would be considered the most desirable by most but to me they are the best jobs. I love working both in the dish room at 7am and serving pizza for up to 14 hours straight I would not trade my work hours for any other hours (not even if I could be paid to sleep)

I am thankful for sleep and dreams. I am thankful for the internet and music. I am thankful for writing and my computer and all the modern day technology that makes my life better. I am thankful for people to share my life with the happy moments and the not so happy ones.

I am Thankful and greatful for those things and an infinite amount of other things as well I know that I could think about this some more and ramble on forever. But those are the highlights and I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving day. I am celebrating tomorrow with my dad’s side of the family

Snapshot_20141125_1the mason jars from sammi


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