this isn t going to be one of those glamorous “so thanksgiving is soon and i m very thankful for…” posts that we are seeing all over Facebook this week.
not everyone posts them. just the people who want you to know what they have.
by social media law i don t think i qualify to post one because i know it won t get many likes, and that s what “i m thankful for…” posts are all about.
i don t have a perfect wife or an amazing new boyfriend. i don t have my degree yet or have even chosen a career path. but i am thankful.
i m thankful for the couple i saw get engaged at the beach today. for some reason that gives me hope. that there are still people willing to challenge the odds and look the statistics in the face and dare to be different. i m glad that people still believe in living better stories, and for that i am thankful.
i owe lots of money to the university i am attending, and i will for quite a while. i still don t know if i want to stay here to complete the program.
i have not been happy lately. but thankfulness is an attitude. saying thanks does not mean being thankful. i am thankful that i m alive because sometimes i m not too sure that i am, or want to be. i am thankful for my family because they are also alive. i am thankful that while i don t have many friends, there are some people in my life who will go to the movies with me and invite me to coffee and laugh at my dry jokes.
i am thankful for books and music and movies. i am thankful for snacks and snow and sunsets. i am thankful for help, and i am thankful for hope.
sometimes hope is all i have.
i hope that no matter your current situation, you can find things in your life that cause you to feel happy. Happy Thanksgiving.