Thanksgiving is next week and it has been making me think of the things and people I am thankful for. I have been giving this a lot of thought and I think I have thought of 24 things and people I am thankful for. I will see all of these people and experience all of these things to be thankful for during the holiday that inspired these thoughts. Here is 24 things and people I am thankful for.
1. My Dad
My Dad has been there for me my whole life and even though I am 19 years old, this has not changed. He will continue to be there for me through everything, even when I don't want him to be.
I have lived in several places in my life and as long as I have a loving family that cares about me, I will always have somewhere to stay.
Nora may be my step mother, but I consider her to be my mom. She has been there for me when my birth mother was not. She has stuck with me through thick and thin and I will never forget that.
It seems silly after everything I've already listed, but as a fan girl TV is a part of my life. TV is also a bonding experience between my family and I.
Josh and I may not be biological brother and sister, but I love him all the same. He can be annoying, but he's family.
Movies just like TV shows are important to me. They are great ways to bond and again I am a huge fangirl.
My Granny has been there for me for my whole life and she loves me wholeheartedly. She is one of my best friends.
Just in case it wasn't clear before I am a fangirl. I love to watch movies, TV, and I love to read.
My Mimi hasn't been there for my whole life but that doesn't mean she doesn't love me. I love her just as much as she loves me.
There have an always will be clothes on my back and I am very thankful for it.
12. Maw Maw
My Maw Maw has always been there for me and will continue to be. She is a big part of my life and I love her.
I may not have the best health in the world, but it could be worse.
My Papa isn't my biological grandfather but that doesn't mean we love each other any less. He is one of my favorite people in my life.
Sarah is my best friend in the whole wide world. We have been best friends since I started going to our church First Reformed United Church of Christ. I will continue to be her friend until the day we die, even if she doesn't want me to be.
16. Paw Paw
When I was growing up, my Paw Paw didn't really have conversations with me, but as I grow older he talks to me more and I don't think he knows just how much I cherish these moments.
My dog may be weird and silly but I love her all the same. She will be there for me and I for her until the end.
Katherine and I became friends because of our mutual love of Supernatural (see TV brings people together!) but our friendship has grown past that and I wouldn't trade her for anyone.
Working is a big part of my life. Working has taught me life skills and a different way of thinking. It is a part of me just as breathing is.
20. Church & My Church Family
I'm not an overly religious person but I do enjoy going to my church, if only to see the people who attend. My church family is special to me, a few I can name that are very special are, Margaret Ann, Amy Deal, Ray Deal, JoAnne Croy, Arleen Widerman, Phil Myers, and Margaret Porterfield. But one of the most important parts of my church is that it brought me Sarah!
21. Always Keep Fighting
As someone with depression, suicide is a very prevalent thought. The 'Always Keep Fighting' campaign has kept me going through hard times and I believe it will continue to help me. (Because this was started by Jared Padalecki, I am also thankful for him!)
Hugs are wonderful. I am a big believer in hugs being the best medicine. I am thankful for all of the hugs I have received in the past and all the hugs to come.
23. My Mother
I am thankful for my mother because not only did she give me life, she taught me what it feels like to be the person left behind and she is one of the biggest reasons I am alive today. I cannot leave my loved ones to feel the same way she left me feeling.
24. Other Family
I have listed a lot of family and friends in this list but that doesn't mean that I am not thankful for the rest of my family members. I love them all, even if they drive me crazy sometimes.