I am thankful for myself, for this life, for all I do for me. For being able to put up with this world each and everyday. For the wherewithal to educate myself and have a variety of skills that help me be flexible and stay housed. For my patience with so many around me. For hosting events and helping other adults mingle. That my body and mind keep on ticking and working when I ask so much out of myself and my time here on earth. Perhaps not as much as others, but as much as I can handle and a bit more at times, a bit less at others.
I am thankful for a lovely husband, who was not easy to find, but after all that searching there you were. He is the most helpful husband I have heard of. Just an excellent life partner.
I am thankful that I know I have a long ways to go as far as better communication with the person I share a space with. Overcoming my nature and upbringing is not easy.
I am thankful for all the fun people who come out to socialize with the S.O.H.H. on a Friday night. Grama said we need our Friday night friends, and she was right.
I am thankful that I have two grandparents still going at this game called life. They have lived a tough life, but made it through to the American side, and have had it pretty good since, even if medical attention was needed or sought for real or intangible ailments.
I am thankful for parents who don’t live in the same house as me. I love them, they are my parents. They fed and clothed me and kept a roof over my head growing up, and paid for my health insurance and car insurance when I put myself through that first credential program. They are awkward, they had two kids, and they tried. And here I am. I was not beaten, I was mostly encouraged even if not in an alpha parent way. And I am still making my way, which says something for their genes I am sure.
I am thankful that I have patience to know the people I know. That I don’t dump everyone over the years, even though people are not there for others in the way they should be.
I am thankful for gainful employment, in a nice Jewish environment, with nice kids and families. My students are goofballs all, and make my work days fun and interesting.
I am thankful that I get time off each year to recharge my batteries, that I love to write, and have had the means to do some travel, even if it seems I will never be a property owner. I am living as in the now as I can, and will have seen and experienced some of the world not my hometown, which is important to my soul and understanding of the world around me.
I am thankful for this country. Of all of the countries we could be living in right now, this one is not so bad. Socially and therefore politically we need to look out for each other. Even if those Romney~ites don’t see it, looking out for others is what is needed to live amongst others and not have the revolution knocking out their front doors in their life time. The difference between the haves and have nots is great. I send my wish of peace out, with my thanks.