It is the evening before Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for. Today I spent some time thinking of all the things and people in my life that make me feel grateful.
I am thankful for western medicine. It was just over a year ago I had a heart pacemaker put in. I am grateful to all of the nurses, techs and doctors who took care of me after my heart stopping working properly. I am thankful that we now have technology that prolongs our lives. If it were not for modern technology I would not be here. I have more surgery ahead of me but I am confident I will be well taken care of.
I am thankful that my boss hired me when she did. As others struggle to find work I went from one job to another. My boss is very patient and understands my medical concerns. She has made my transition for executive secretary to accounting administrator easy and even fun at times.
I am thankful that my son has grown up to be such a respectable and noble young man. He has never given me cause to worry. As he gets ready for his first year of college I marvel at his focus on getting done what needs to be done; from filling out his admin forms to looking for scholarships. This kid is showing a lot of maturity and dedication. I will miss him when he is gone, but at least I know he has what it takes to succeed.
I am thankful that my mother and I now have the kind of relationship that I had always wanted when I was younger. We have become good friends who can laugh about things and talk about serious issues. I think we both finally figured out we need each other.
I am thankful that the internet has become a place where people from all over can connect. Whether we visit blogs or belong to social media groups the internet has become a world of friends. I am also grateful that colleges have started to offer classes and degrees online. Because of this I will meet my educational goals.
Finally I am thankful for every person who takes the time to read my blog. We do not formally know each other, but because we connect through words, I feel a connection to you not found outside of the blogging world.
Happy Thanksgiving my friends. I wish you a stress free day filled with love and laughter.