2013: The Year of Awesome
I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day. It's a charmed life I live. I try to remember the line from that Ben Harper song - "If you have everything, you have everything to lose." - keeps things in perspective and reminds me to not take any of it for granted. But of course I take things for granted - practically all of them. I bitch about my job, my husband, my sweet baby's hatred of sleep - and then remind myself how lucky I am to have every single complaint, because my problems ain't that bad. I strive constantly to remember not to bitch about my bounty of blessings.
I'm thankful that I don't have to stretch to find things to be thankful for. I can hit the big things without blinking - new baby, adoring husband, stable job, robust health, loving parents and extended family, warm home, food in the fridge, money in the bank. I feel guilty sometimes for having so much - what makes me so special? Why do I get to have everything, when so many people in the world have nothing?
I was going to get so much deeper with that line of thought, but Geneva woke up from her nap. I'm so thankful for that little girl.