My ABC's of Thanks
The Thanksgiving season is one of my favorite times of year. Family visits, birthdays, the beginning of the holiday season, and a time to focus on all the good in our lives. To end this season I'm writing my ABC's of thanks to help me reflect on all that is good in a world that seems so overwhelmed with negativity. It is such a nice way to lead into the Advent season to prepare for the celebration of Christmas. I hope you do the same! A - I am thankful for the Advent season.
B - I am thankful for Babies. They are always a sign of hope and good.
C - I am thankful for my sisters, my birth and marriage. Chessie and Cheryl have had an influence on my life and it is so much better with them in it.
D - I am thankful for our Dink! He has been the light of my life every single day of his.
E - I am thankful for my sweet nephews Egan and Eli.
F - I am thankful for Fur Babies. Pets make our lives richer by loving us unconditionally their entire lives.
G - I am thankful for Grandparents and Great-Grandparents.
H - I am thankful for Holidays to take time to celebrate and create memories.
I - I am thankful for the Internet that changed everything about the world.
J - I am thankful for my nephew Jagger who is such an amazing example for our boy.
K - I am thankful for Kitchens that bring us all together.
L - I am thankful for Law Enforcement Officers that put their lives on the line to serve and protect their communities.
M - I am thankful for Mothers and especially my own. Those women who put the needs and well being of children above their own.
N - I am thankful for my three Nieces. They are all so different but all so special.
O - I am thankful for Oklahoma my native state.
P - I am thankful for my Peña family who embraced me in ways I had only dreamed of.
Q - I am thankful for the Quiet time I am able to find to reflect, pray, and just be.
R - I am thankful for the Rain. Growing up in tornado alley the rain and storms hold a special place in my heart.
S - I am thankful for Spouses. This year was such an evolving year for marriage in our country and I am thankful for all those who have fought for marriage equality for all.
T - I am thankful for Teachers. Some of the greatest people I know I have met through this profession.
U - I am thankful for Understanding. I truly feel it is the key to so many problems.
V - I am thankful for Veterans who have served and those who continue to choose to serve for their countries.
W - I am thankful for mighty Women. May we support them, love them, raise them, and be them!
X - I am thankful for X-Rays and other medical advances. This a big year for dink and it is all possible thanks to medical advances.
Y - I am thankful for Yesterdays that we are able to enjoy, endure, and leave behind.
Z - I am thankful for Zippers! Silly but Z is hard and besides if you've ever been pregnant you learn to miss them.
Stay tuned this weekend for homemade pralines!!