For Americans, Happy Thanksgiving. For my non American readers, Happy November 22 2012.
Canada celebrates in October, which that concept is just... odd to me and Europe, you probably don't even know what I'm talking about. So with that, I thought I'd take today to reflect on what I'm thankful for, since you know... that's the point of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is always one of my favorite holiday's. Maybe even second behind Fourth of July / Independence Day.
First and foremost, I'm thankful for my amazing family. My Mom is my best friend. Even though we only get to see each other a few times a year we remain as close as ever. My little sister is following in my footsteps of learning to love horses, I only wish I could get to know her better by living closer. I love my Grandparents, two great people that I can never get enough of. My Aunts, Uncles and Cousins are equally as important to me and enrich my life that much more. My Dad even though we go head to head and irritate each other on a regular basis does more for me that I can ask and a lot of times I forget what all he does do for me. Also thankful for my barn family :)
Most people would call them only friends, but I consider my friends to be my second family. Family doesn't mean blood and more times than not, my friends know and get me more than my family. My closest friends, you know who you are but in case you don't - Amanda, Amy, Colleen, Erin, George, Jenny, Lindsay and Lyssette among others. Thanks to you, my second family, you make every day a better life to live.
My four furry creatures, Holly, Abu, Dakota and Echo.
Finally I'm thankful for the small things in life; The education experience I'm receiving - my job and coworkers - healthy self, family & friends.
So everyone go eat a slice of pumpkin pie and enjoy all of the things you are thankful for!
I'm going to see the horses this morning and have a lunchtime meal with my barn family. I'll go spoil both Dakota and Echo with plenty of treats and give them their 'dinner' before I leave. They'll get the day off from work.
Taking care of my friends animals - 2 dogs cats and a horse, neighbors dog and still staying the night at my Grandparents. Hopefully getting a chance to see 2 of my best friends over the holiday weekend as well.