Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

This year, I'm really grateful.

Every day, I'm grateful for Todd. I held out for a long time, hoping that I wouldn't die a crazy old cat lady. There were plenty of days when I thought that was my destiny, but I got lucky instead. Todd goes the extra mile in our relationship in so many ways, and he inspires me to do the same. I think we push each other to be better versions of ourselves. I love him and hope to be writing how grateful I am to have him for many Thanksgivings to come.

I'm thankful for the health and happiness of my family and friends. I wish I got to see all of you more often. So many of you don't live close by, and I've been missing out on some communications or visits this year. I think about all the people who make my life richer regularly, though. I'm grateful for all of you, and I'm grateful for all the ways that you are happy and healthy.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to go to school. I am probably not as grateful for it on a day-to-day basis as I should be, but when I pause for a moment I really can see what a gift it is. I'm getting my master's at Columbia, and I don't even have to pay for it. I have the support of my boss and colleagues and family. Very few people can say the same.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!