Yesterday I took a break from blogging (and wi-fi connected devices) to enjoy family, friends and festive food. For the past couple of Thanksgivings, my family has joined in on the Thanksgiving dinner of our family friends. It's always fun to be with them because I consider them our extended family.
Every Thanksgiving I wake up to enjoy the little things first. Fresh flowers, decorating our home and putting on a cozy sweater. I'm thankful for all the little things my family can afford. I think it's important to never take luxuries for granted, because they loose their value if you don't appreciate them.
I'm thankful for my family itself. Even though all four of us are all off doing our different things (Dad working in Canada, sister off with high school friends, mother working at home), we all really love and appreciate each other.
I'm thankful for the opportunities I have from my parents, from Gonzaga and from the connections I've made. My future is so bright and exciting only because I've worked hard with the resources I've been given.
I'm thankful for the beauty, compassion and wonder this world has to offer.
Today my sister, dad and I are going Black Friday shopping and staying at the Sheraton in downtown Seattle so we can watch the Christmas tree lighting outside Macy's. It's a little tradition we do often. I guess that's another thing I'm thankful for, family traditions.
Let the holidays begin ...