What I'm Thankful For.
I know that yesterday was Thanksgiving, but I wanted to take the time today to go over a little bit of what I'm thankful for. While this post may have all the usual suspects, so to speak, I feel it is important to give thanks and show gratitude on a daily basis - not just once a year. We have to raise up the people who raise us up constantly.
First, and always foremost, I want to thank my parents for always standing by me and being my rock when I'm amidst new forks in this short road called life. 2013 had some major setbacks that I feel made us stronger as a family unit in 2014. I am so grateful to them for their support while I finished both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I will embark on new chapters and experiences in 2015, and I know wholeheartedly that they will stand by me and support me 100% of the way. I love you guys.
Second, I want to thank my brother and sister. I get so much experience from both of them on two very different sides of the spectrum. I get to see youth and a level of tenacity in my little sister that invigorates me to also keep going to pursue my dreams and goals. I also see experience and wisdom from my older brother that helps keep me grounded and on a straight & narrow path. I love you both dearly, and I am so happy you are in my life.
Third, I have to thank the rest of my family and friends. For most, if not all, of my friends, I consider you my family. There are unbroken bonds that have stood the test of time and distance. For a few friends, distance has never been a barrier to our growing friendship. The level of love and support I get on a daily basis is astonishing. I get over my daily anxieties pretty quick thanks to a stiff kick in the bum from you guys (Lord knows I could use it sometimes). Thank you for all the laughter, love, and kinship. Wine anyone?
Finally, I have to thank God. While this part may be controversial for some of you, I have to express this. My faith has become stronger over the past year with all of the things that I have experienced simultaneously. Things are and will be looking up; I have to always look on the bright side because their is a higher purpose for me. I know that, and I've always known that. Thanks, God.
Thank you to all of my readers who have gotten this far with the blog. I love you all unconditionally.