Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Giving thanks

Thanksgiving just might be the most American holiday there is (okay, except for Independence Day), but the concept behind it is quite universal. I have to say that I love the idea of a holiday where I get to reflect back on my year and give thanks for all my blessings. One could argue that giving thanks should be a daily occurrence, and I wholeheartedly agree. However, to know that on this one day, millions of people are thankful for their blessings...well there's nothing better than that!

Even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving or if you celebrate it nontraditionally (my family always goes out for a Chinese food banquet), it's a great day to write out what you are thankful for, and to count your blessings.

I'm thankful for...
a family that may be flawed but still sticks together, God's grace, fabulous friends that I could never get bored of, the privilege of attending an academic institution where I am constantly challenged, beautiful fashion spreads, being on two amazing cheerleading squads, eggnog lattes, cozy food such as baked potatoes with sour cream and chives, crispy freeze-dried fruit to snack on, fond memories that make me blush and giggle, the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday), and the ability to grow and learn from my mistakes.

What are you thankful for?
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