I Have So Much To Be Thankful For!

Thanksgiving is such a forgotten holiday!  It’s sad!  We jump directly from Halloween to Christmas.  That’s just not right!  I have so much to be thankful for and I personally will NOT skip this holiday. As B said tonight, “it’s the only REAL holiday left”!  And he was right.  It’s NOT commercial.  There is no gift giving so there is no commercial value.  And therefore, we as a society SKIP it!  

But not me!  No way, no how.  We are NOT skipping it here.  Heck we might even give gifts just because it IS that important.  But for now, I’d just like to let y’all know why I am thankful.  So again, true to form, my top 10!

#10 – My friends rock.  No need to elaborate.  New or old, they just do and that’s why they are my friends and I love them!

#9 – I live on an island, and how cool is that?

#8 – I am my own boss, I run a blog and I answer to NO ONE!
#7 – I have a roof over my head.

#6 – I have food on my table!

#5 – I am lucky enough to be able to cook for my family on this awesome holiday.  I love to cook (but not bake, that’s what Kroger is for) and they will appreciate what I cook for them!
#4 –  I still have both of my parents.  Some are not so lucky.  We had a scare 2 years ago with a massive stroke for my mom, but she’s still going strong and I’m blessed!
#3 –  I got a washer and dryer this week 🙂
#2 – My 6 awesome children!  All healthy, all beautiful, and all mine! Each has their issues but I love them just the same.  
#1 – My awesome husband.  He may not be perfect but he’s mine and he’s perfect in my eyes.  That’s all that matters!
What are you thankful for?  Please share!  This is one of the most important, unsung holidays!  Let’s all share and be thankful for the things that we have.  Everyone is more fortunate than someone else.  So please, be thankful for what you have!  Don’t skip this holiday!  It’s a beautiful thing!  And thank you!
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Amen sista!

  2. Going to read your reply post now! I love that you replied in post! Beautiful!

  3. MSRheinlander says:

    It is funny how this Holiday has become a breeze through!! I love spending time with my family though!! I would have to agree with ALMOST everything on your list (I have only one kiddo and need only one at the moment!!) and minus the W&D… a new one would be nice though ; ) I hope you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving : )

  4. We are NOT skipping it here! It’s horrible that people don’t want to be thankful and just want the gifts! Glad to have you in my boat (although I already knew you were there :). And I hope you and yours have the best Thanksgiving ever! You have MUCH to be thankful for! And I am thankful for our friendship!

  5. Lovely post Christy! I couldn’t agree more! I have some friends who say they like Thanksgiving even more than Christmas, simply because it’s not a commercialized holiday; it’s just about spending time with loved ones. My husband and I don’t even celebrate Valentines Day any more… it seemed like such a big deal when we were dating but now that we’ve been married for eight years we just don’t see the point. But Thanksgiving will always be celebrated, and I hope we can instill a sense of appreciation for all we have in our children as well.

    I’m a new follower from the Meaningful Monday hop! I spotted it over at voiceBoks and popped over to your blog to say hello and share some comment love! By the way, I love your banner–“Welcome to My Sparkly Asylum!!!” LOL That’s awesome! I laughed out loud!

    It’s nice to meet you! Have a wonderful week and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

    Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood