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I’m Thankful for Everything that Happens for a Reason

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I’m going to echo the man who lives a life without pants and say that this has been one fucking incredible year, and one that I have so much to be thankful for.

2010 started off on a high note and there have been some amazing things that have gone exactly as I planned them to and others that went the complete opposite. I pride myself as someone who sets goals and achieves them, and everything that I have put in motion has caused ripple effects in parts of my life and others creating an impact that is bigger than I ever imagined it could be. And this year isn’t over yet. To get specific, here’s a short-list of things that I’m thankful for right now (in no particular order):

  • Family under one roof for the holidays
  • In-laws, and in-law’s in-laws
  • Family recipes
  • Opportunities that make you take life by the horns
  • Friends
  • Community
  • Getting out of town safely, in one piece
  • The opportunity to reach high and achieve goals
  • Goal setting
  • Goal achieving
  • Words and language and all of the baggage definitions mean
  • Sharing philosophies over too much wine
Late nights
  • Spell check
  • Cuddling
  • Instant friendships
  • Rekindled friendships
  • Friendships that’s are true blue and everlasting
  • Being taken out of context
  • Being asked to do something I’ve always wanted to do by someone who never knew I wanted to do it
  • Doing things I kick ass at
  • Strength is the new skinny
  • Confidence
  • Trust and trusting others

Right now my family—my husband, sister, brother-in-law, unborn niece/nephew, and parents—are in the other room watching a movie and I’m blogging, reflecting, and ready to join them.

Gen Y Gives Thanks

For further reading while you wait for the turkey to bake and the pumpkin pie to cool, check out this great series curated by Sharalyn Hartwell called Gen Y Gives Thanks. In this series, Sharalyn features what one millennial blogger is thankful for throughout the month of November. There are some great stories included here from some new and familiar voices around the blogosphere. Plus, yours truly was featured on November 6th.

What are you thankful for?

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