Most people say their favorite time during the holidays is right after Thanksgiving because Christmas is just around the corner. I love Christmas music, lights and decorations, the cookie baking and decorating, and most of all, the possibility of snow every year! However, people always seem to skip over Thanksgiving. I’m just as guilty of this as anyone. I don’t usually listen to Christmas music or watch Christmas movies until after Thanksgiving, but I suppose the excitement of getting to hold my baby boy this holiday season is making me want to listen to Christmas music sooner this year.
Even though I’m somewhat “skipping” Thanksgiving by listening to Christmas music early, I would never skip the importance of the month of November. I believe every day of the year is a day to be thankful for, but November is a nice reminder that we should be voicing and acknowledging those thankful things. I’ve noticed a trend going around on Twitter and Facebook – every day to write who or what you’re thankful for.
I’d love to jump in on this trend. I won’t be writing every day of November what I’m thankful for, but any time I have the chance to write about something/someone, I will.
So here it goes! Feel free to jump in and add what you’re thankful for! Remember, no matter what you’re going through, there’s always SOMETHING to be thankful for.
Day #1 – November 4, 2012
The number one thing I’m thankful for, besides Jesus, is my family. I’ve put my parents through so many tough situations. I lied to them, I used them, I abused our relationship; ultimately, I lost their trust. I’ve not always been around for my brothers when they may have needed a sisters input growing up. I was always so stuck on my own problems. I don’t always visit my grandma when I have free time, instead I may nap or hang around the house. I don’t keep in touch often with my cousins or aunts and uncles.
Even though I don’t always show it, I love everyone in my family with every part of me. I’d do anything for any of them. I know that without a doubt they’d do the same for me. I’m so grateful for the relationship we all have, even when it’s strained at times. No family is perfect, but we were put together for a reason. I wouldn’t change my parents or brothers or anyone else for the world. I love you guys so much. I pray heaps of blessings over you guys.
“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.”
– Michael J. Fox