My Thankful Thread

Hello there, world! I can't believe October has already passed and that November is halfway over already! What a perfect time for me to link up with the awesome bloggers from Primary Powers to talk about a few things that I am thankful for this holiday season.

First and foremost, I am thankful for my wonderful and loving family. Without them, I would not be the person that I am today nor would I have been blessed with all the happy childhood memories that my parents have given me. As an adult, I have come to realize how special and important these people are in my life. Every moment that we spend together is another extra memory that I will cherish in my heart for the rest of my life. 

Secondly, I am thankful for my friends. My friends make me smile and are always there for me through my toughest times. They accept me and love me for who I am, but are honest and not afraid to keep things real with me. That's how you know when you have found some true friends; they're honest with you so that you can be a better version of yourself.

Then, there is my BFF since my senior year of High School. Here we are waaaaaaayyyyy back in a day when I had orange hair and awful roots showing. We have been each other's sidekick and wing woman forever! I love how even though we no longer get to spend time everyday together due to our demanding careers, when we DO see each other, it is like we never missed a day. 

I am also VERY thankful for my freedom to read books. Nerdy, I know... I know... but talking to my relative who teaches and lives in China, made me realize how we take the little things that we enjoy doing for granted. Before I even knew about the politics of different communist countries, I read a book in junior high called Fahrenheit 451. It was a world where books didn't exist and people burned them because it caused chaos and gave people ideas. (The title is for the degree it takes to burn a book. Oh, do you love my pic of me getting my Harry Potter book after I lined up at midnight at B&N to get my copy? I even got free Harry Potter glasses to go with it!)

Lastly, I am thankful that I am a girl! I love being a girl (except for 7 days out of every month). I get to dressy girly, play with make-up, do my hair, and like this AWESOME picture depicts...I can come home and still enjoy sitting like a boy if I want to because that's MY prerogative! 

And ... there you have my 5 things that I am thankful for this wonderful Thanksgiving season! To link up to this linky, head on over to Primary Powers and blog about what you are thankful for.

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  1. I have friends like that, too. I'm thankful that they tell me the truth, even when I might not want to hear it. Your family sounds wonderful.
    Laughter and Consistency

    1. Hi Jan! Thanks so much. My family is super wonderful! =)

  2. Your family and friends sound incredible!! Have a great weekend! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

    1. Thanks, Sarah! They are =) Enjoy the rest of your Sunday yourself =)

  3. I am so glad you linked up with us! Family and friends are so important! Yours sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself with us!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

    1. Thanks, Jaime. I completely agree that family and friends are super important. =)

  4. I waited all night to get my Harry Potter books too! It is kind of sad that there isn't a series like that today - those are really good memories!

    Mrs. O'Donnell's Room

    1. Hi Cate! I am SO glad to hear another bookworm like myself waited in line for the HP books! I know, I get a little sad whenever I don't find good books. JK Rowlings was just so creative. I'm currently trying to finish Gone Girl. But I wish there was another Young Adults series I could really like.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! I am completely obsessed with them right now.

  6. I also love books and being a girly GIRL - so thankful that God made me a GIRL. :)

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    Teaching Melodies
    At the Other Side of Me