Dec 4, 2015

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Simply Thankful

There seems to be so much negativity and sadness going on in our world and within our society right now.. So I’m going to take some time to list what I am Thankful for utilizing the alphabet. I encourage you to do the same.. trust me, it’s worth it for how you feel after completing such an amazing list of positive things!

A. I may not like all of them, but each one serves a purpose – ANIMALS. It always amazes me as to how many beautiful creatures we share this planet with. My personal favorite are white tigers and anything that crawls or slithers gives me the heebie-jeebies! And lets not forget our own personal pets – there aren’t many things that can come close to the connection you make with your own pet.

B. My BROTHER. Growing up we weren’t always as close, but as we got older our friendship grew into something super special. He is so thoughtful, a great father to my niece, hard worker, and an incredibly supportive big brother. I really don’t know what I would do without him.

C. The little ones that remind us about the simple things in life – CHILDREN. Every time I find myself around kids, more and more I don’t find myself being annoyed, but rather I find myself being overcome with happiness for the “little things.” It helps remind me that life is not that serious and we need to take more time to enjoy all of the things we are blessed with every single day.

D. I grew up with one passion – DANCE. It was always my release for pretty much anything. No matter what, it will always be a way for me to express myself and truly enjoy my body and how it moves to music.

E. There are so many EXPRESSIONS that we as individuals are able to make every second of the day. I think that it is quite amazing that with one simple look, raised eyebrow, smirk or roll of the eye you are able to say so much without any words at all.

F. FRECKLES. No explanation needed 😉

G. This one is easy – GIRLFRIENDS. Throughout the years I have been so incredibly blessed to have some amazing women enter my life and get the opportunity to call them friends. Some of those friends have come and gone, but my life would not be the same without interacting with every single one of them. I am so fortunate that today I have a very amazing group of girls that I know will be friends for life. You all know who you are and I can’t imaging my life without any of you!

H. My HEALTH. I’ve had my fare share of issues but by no means have I had to deal with any major health problems and for that, I am so grateful.

I. Being INSPIRED. Each and every day I strive to find or notice something that inspires me and makes me want to improve my life.. or someone else’s. I think it is very important that we all get inspired every day as it is what drives all of the amazing things that occur within our lives

J. That every day, no matter what.. someone breaks things up with a JOKE. Some people have a natural talent to make jokes and others manage to do them by complete accident (sometimes those are the funniest) but either way, I can’t imagine how lame my days would be without them.

K. Our lips were made for them… KISSES. There is just something so special and magical behind every single one

L. Whether it be for family, friends, boyfriend, girlfriend or a complete stranger, I am thankful that I posses the feeling to LOVE. This emotion can cause amazing highs and the lowest of lows, but I wouldn’t want to go a day without being to feel this way for those that are important in my life. Additionally, I feel grateful that others are able to show me this feeling in return.

M. My grandma MAREA. For those that know me, she is my biggest role model. I love her with all my heart, look up to her more than she will ever know, and cherish every moment I am able to spend with her. She is one of the most amazing woman that I will ever know and I am lucky to have her in my life.

N. This girl reminds me what life is really about and not to take any second for granted…my NIECE is the reason that I strive to be a better person. I work hard so that I can be a good role model for her. I try to see her as often as I can and make sure she always knows I love her. She will always have my heart, and I cannot wait until the day I have my own kids so she can be a role model for them. I love you Kai!

O. The OCEAN. I have always been fascinated by the ocean and know that one of these days I will live close enough to one to take walks on the beach every day if I choose. The crystal blue water, sand in your toes and sound of the waves crashing just might be one of the most relaxing things ever.

P. I wouldn’t be on this earth without them…my PARENTS. Growing up was a whirlwind of traveling, family time and amazing memories with my family and I am so thankful that my parents were able to provide me such a positive upbringing. No matter what, my parents have always been there for me, even when I didn’t make the best decisions… it was comforting to know that they would always have my back. I am so lucky to have such spectacular role models and even more lucky to call them both my best friends. I love you both more than words can ever express.

Q. The ability to ask QUESTIONS. I think that when people ask questions it shows that they are thinking and are willing to learn and grow. Maybe they don’t know the answer, or just want to see another person’s point of view – either way I feel that it is a sign of a healthy mind.

R. The RELATIONSHIPS I’ve been in, and by this I mean men (some are better called boys) that I’ve dated. Each relationship has taught me so much about myself, what I want and more importantly what I deserve. I have these relationships to thank for igniting my passion to write not only this blog, but beautiful poetry. I look forward to what the future holds for me in this part of my life – I have a feeling it’s going to be amazing!

S. The ability to SMILE! I know sometimes I am told that I personally don’t do it enough, but damnit I try. There is just something about the way you can change things so instantly with a simple smile :)

T. The luxury to TRAVEL. I have also been incredibly fascinated by other cultures and am fortunate to have seen a small portion of that within the places I have been to. I hope to travel the world one day and have passports full of great memories. If you’re interested in being my travel buddy let me know :)

U. People’s ability for having UNDERSTANDING. I think this is an important emotion in any time of relationship. If you aren’t willing to try and understand a person or their point of view I think that only shows your own ignorance and selfishness. It’s amazing how much can change when you just … try.

V. My VISION for it allows me to see all of the beautiful things and people that I interact with on a daily basis. I cannot even begin to imagine what it must be like for those that never get to experience something so many of us take for granted.

W. As someone who works a Mon-Fri job, I will forever look forward to WEEKENDS. It is during these few short days that I can do whatever I want, with whoever I want, forget about the day to day stresses of work and just be me. And I have to be honest WINE is a pretty close tie here…..

X. Being born with XX Chromosomes. Although being a girl is sometimes a pain in the ass… there are so many great things in life I enjoy simply because I am female…. boobs, makeup, opportunity to change your hair as often as you like, bringing life into the world, heels, little black dresses, free drinks….I could go on, but I think you get the idea 😉

Y. Every single one of YOU. That’s right… I am incredibly humbled that people care about what I have to say and take the time to read my blog.

Z. That amazing feeling of ZEST! (doesn’t that the word itself just overwhelm you with excitement?)

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