Monday, November 22, 2010

5 things I'm thankful for

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. ~H.U. Westermayer
This week is the American Thanksgiving, so I thought it would be appropriate to list some of the things I'm thankful for. These are in no particular order, nor is it an all-encompasing list.

  1. Family and friends. By family, I don't mean my husband and kids, though I'm very thankful for them. I learned a long time ago that family isn't made up of only your blood relations. I have a few "brothers from other mothers" and "sisters from other misters" and sometimes I think they understand me better than the people who share my DNA.
  2. My wonderful hubby. Okay, so that's a little like number 1, but a little different. This is a guy who makes it his mission in life to spoil me. Who wouldn't be thankful for that?
  3. My publisher. Second Wind Publishing has been awesome to work with and for that, I'm completely thankful!
  4. A house. I'll be totally honest, this one is probably lame. But I have a reason for it. Did you know that an estimated quarter of a million people are homeless at any given time? And that's an old number. With the economy the way it is, that number could be much higher. Today, however, I'm completely grateful for the warmth of my home. The six or so inches of snow blanketing my little corner of the world probably has something to do with why this is on my mind!
  5. My health. This one might be a little lame, too, but I'm serious. There are people who have much greater challenges than I face.
What about you? What are you thankful for?

Blessings!
Nichole

6 comments:

Shain Brown said...

Being thankful is never lame, especially when it comes from your heart. That's what the holiday is for.

Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to hear what is important to others.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Brooklyn Ann said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I'm grateful for my house too, though its dilapidated tininess drives me mad.
I'm also thankful for my husband, kids,cats, and car.

Kaye George said...

I so thankful I can life where I want and do what I want, which is write. And I'm grateful for my supportive writer friends, like Nichole, for instance.

Also all the other things you mentioned. Good list.

Kaye George said...

leaving another note for follow up comments. I wish blogger would let you do this before you publish!

Nerine Dorman said...

Things I'm thankful for:
1) My husband is my best friend.
2) That I live in a beautiful part of the Cape Peninsula, on a mountain slope.
3) That I have a day-job, even though I whine and moan about it.
4) That I have time to work on my own projects
5) That I have amazing friends (and I echo that concept that sometimes your family are people you don't share DNA with).

Nichole R. Bennett said...

Thank you, all, for taking the time to leave a comment on the post. That's something else I'm thankful for!!