today is supposed to be all about gratitude.
(and food, of course).
though it's been rough for me the past few years, i really do have so much to be grateful for.
i have a faith that i am firm in.
i have friends who brighten my days.
i live in a country that gives me the freedom to live as i choose to, to worship as i choose to, and to harvest whatever hopes and dreams i might have.
i have good doctors, who are working to help me get better.
i have a warm house, food to eat, and clothes to wear.
i have plenty of clean water to drink.
i have talents, and abilities, and good characteristics.
i have had experiences that have shaped and enriched my life.
i am receiving an education at an excellent university and have a great scholarship that makes it affordable.
i have a little business that is becoming increasingly successful and that keeps me inspired.
i get to sleep... lots and lots, every night.
there is one aspect of my life that i feel a resounding amount of gratitude for today, however.
my family (and extended family, at that), really are the greatest.
i'll never fully be able to express how thankful i am for them and their support of me, not only as i've struggled with illness, but all throughout my life.
i have the fondest of memories with them, and i'd rather spend time with no one else.
i don't know how i got so lucky to be placed in a family with four of my best friends!
i am reaaally glad that i get the opportunity to live with them forever.