With another Thanksgiving upon us, I'm keen to take stock of all of the things that have made my life special and enjoyable this last year - with a little turkey dinner on the side to round out the occasion obviously. The truth is that I feel like I've got it pretty good, even on those random bad days that occasionally spring up.
I have a lot to be thankful for. I love my friends and family and I'm thankful that they continue to make life interesting, challenging, and eventful. I'm thankful for the unexpected opportunities that have sprung up this year, and I'm even thankful that I've been forced to reevaluate some of my career prospects as it's forced me to try new things. I've loved the various adventures and travels I've been able to have this year, and I'm thankful that I made a very deliberate effort to make the most of them when they were happening. What I've come to realize is that the situation I'm currently in is something that I've wanted for a long time. I feel like I've made peace with a lot in the last few years, and I'm thankful that I'm in a position where looking on the bright side has become easier. I'm thankful that I'm able to speak my mind freely, genuinely, and even receive support for doing so from time to time.
To echo what I wrote last year, I'm genuinely thankful that despite knowing my worst mistakes and weaknesses, I'm still happy being me. It's amazing how far that actually gets you. So, Happy Thanksgiving to you readers, and I hope you find it just as easy to appreciate and acknowledge all of the reasons that you're thankful too.