There are many things I’m thankful for in my life. Some days, it’s hard, and I forget to be thankful. I forget that there’s still good things to remember in my life, because I’m so focused on the wrong, the things I’m unhappy with.
I’m thankful to have a home.
Everyday I have a bed to sleep in,
a blanket to wrap myself with,
clothes to wear,
shoes on my feet,
food in my belly.
I’m thankful for having hot coffee in the morning,
or tea if it fits the mood.
I’m thankful for having a job,
even if it stresses me out,
at least it’s stable,
and my coworkers are my friends.
I’m thankful for those customers,
who tell me that I make their day when they see me.
We strike up a conversation,
and it’s like they’re old friends.
I’m thankful to those who tip me at work,
because they really don’t have to.
I had a customer leave me $5 yesterday,
he’s one of my regulars,
and he wished me a “Happy Thanksgiving.”
I’m thankful for those I’m surrounded by,
the friends I have,
even though we’re miles apart,
I’m so thankful we’re still friends.
even if we’re not as close as I’d like,
I’m still thankful to have them.
I’m thankful to have found a great guy,
no matter how we may have met.
I never would’ve thought I’d get so lucky,
and I still get scared I’m going to get a text,
a text telling me he wants to end things.
that’s what the last guy did.
But this is different,
I can feel it is.
And it gives me hope,
especially when I think of his smile,
it just warms my heart.
I think I’m falling.
I’m thankful for this blog.
Never did I think I’d bring it back,
much less have such wonderful followers.
I’ve been so happy since I started blogging again,
it gives me something to look forward to everyday.
I’m thankful for being alive.
There are times where I’ve wondered,
if my purpose in life really mattered.
What would happen if I just disappeared?
And I don’t mean by suicide,
I’ve never wanted to.
But I’ve wanted to escape,
so many times.
I’m thankful that I’ve come out strong despite my circumstances,
I’ve had friends tell me they would’ve left years ago.
I stuck by my family,
whether I agreed with it or not.
And it’s been a hard journey,
I’m hoping it leads me to somewhere I want to be.
I’m thankful for everything,
even the hard times,
because they’ve shaped me into the person I am today.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it! I hope you get to spend the day with people you care about, and of course, pig out on a big meal. And if you’re not in the States and don’t celebrate it, I hope you still have a wonderful day!
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