Thanksgiving is always a holiday where I like to reflect. I feel like most people focus on the food, but the food is always secondary for me (except for my Aunt Dorothy’s chocolate cake, I will fight you for it). I’ll also fight you to be first in line for food, seriously I have to be first and I’m usually bumping elbows with my grandmothers to be first in line.
I like to spend the day enjoying time with my family and really thinking about what I’m thankful for. I know how fortunate I am in life and I usually spend this day just being thankful.
My life as always been a good one. No struggles or hardship to complain about. While my life isn’t perfect, there really isn’t room to complain. So many people have it so much worse. I always find it interesting when people complain about their jobs. While I’m sure it sucks to you, but in reality you have it so much better than people who have jobs that you consider beneath you. I’m so thankful for the first job I had out of college. It was definitely the most miserable year of my life, being a housekeeping supervisor is extremely challenging, both physically and mentally. But that job made me a better person and much more appreciative of the things I have in my life. I have so much respect for housekeepers, that job is so hard. If you think your job sucks, try theirs, and many of them love it and take pride in it. My new job is a cake walk compared to the jobs I’ve had in the past. Don’t get me wrong it is challenging and I’ve learned a lot. And I finally love what I do, imagine that.
I’m so thankful to be home in Florida with most of my family members. I can’t wait to play with my cousins kids and take ridiculous amounts of pictures of Jayda, Baylie, Michaela and Rylie. I can’t wait to play with my parents new dog, Gumbo, as he fights me for my mom’s attention (I’ll always win Gumbo). I also can’t wait to finally make a video with my mom for our chance to be on the amazing race. How can they not cast us? I would be the most obnoxious, whiny person ever and my mom is the nicest person ever.
I’m so thankful for the life I’ve made for myself in Vegas. I have great friends, a nice apartment and a career.
I hope you take some time today to reflect on what you’re thankful for and appreciate what you do have in life.