I’m thankful for my amazing family, without whom I would never accomplish anything. My parents and siblings are my rock; they give me the strength to get up every morning and get through the day. They’ve taught me more about love and happiness in only a few years than most people learn in a lifetime.
My grandparents, aunts and uncles have taught me what my parents couldn’t. They snuck me toys and took me to McDonald’s without my parents knowing. They’ve been there for so many different life events and have helped make me who I am today.
My cousins are my built in best friends. They’ve kept me sane at family functions and are always playing games to keep us occupied. They taught me how to socialize and how to make friends. I owe them my personality, I think.
I’m thankful for my friends, my family away from home. We’re a little more spread out than we used to be, but that hasn’t broken our friendship. My best friends have taught me about life, about how to be an adult and that Chinese food is never a bad idea, no matter what time it is.
Don’t tell him, but I’m thankful for Nick. He means so much more to me than I can ever actually put into words, which is a completely alien feeling for me. I am so thankful that he waited for me, that he never gave up and was ready to be there when I was ready to have him there. I’m thankful for his goon-like qualities, for his sense of humor, his eyes that do this terrible thing and make me melt, his hugs and his love. But like I said, he must never know any of that.
I’m thankful for my new job, for the beginning of a career, for the drivers who get me to and from work everyday, and all the men and women I work with who have taught me so much in the last four months.
I’m thankful for pizza and chocolate, for pancakes and bagels.
I’m thankful for all I have and everyone in my life.
I’m pretty damn lucky, and for that, I am thankful.