Happy Early Turkey Day Dorks!

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Howdy… if you’re reading this, I hope it’s because you’re on a little mini vacay for the holiday and you’ve got some free time to catch up on your reading pleasure. 😉

Turkey day is around the corner and I don’t know about you but I’m gearing up for some yummy food, yummy deserts (pumpkin cheesecake anyone?) and possibly a nap to kick all nap’s asses!

I expect the day to be a mix of joyful and sad since this will be our first Thanksgiving without my Dad here with us. But I know he’s here in spirit and I know he’d be proud to host Turkey day at our house, the house he was living in and fixing up before he died. I know he was looking forward to the holidays this year for that very reason, so I hope he drops in for a peek while we are all here.

How about you? What are your plans for the Day of Thanks? I hope you’ll find yourself surrounded by friends and family, expressing appreciation to each other for the amazing gift of life you’ve been given. In the spirit of expressing appreciation, I’d like to share a few of the things I’m grateful for right now.

After that, I’d love it if you’d share your plans for the holiday and what YOU are grateful for right now, in the comments below this post. I’ll go first. 😉

Things I’m Grateful for Right This Minute

I’m grateful for my home, the house my Dad lived in before he died. I’m reminded of him every day and feel him here all the time, whether I walk outside to sit on the porch at sundown, or am just sitting on the couch and watching a movie. Because of him, I have a home of my own, no more renting… and that’s a beautiful feeling!

I’m grateful for my beautiful boys. They motivate, inspire and depend on me every day to be the best version of me I can muster up and even teach me a thing or two along the way. As their mom, I can’t give them anything less than what they expect, and I’m thankful for every new lesson they gift me with.

I’m grateful for my family (and extended family aka friends for life). Without them, life wouldn’t have much purpose or direction. Life is designed for relationships and it’s those relationships that make life worthwhile. At the end of the day, all of the material trappings, the money, the success we strive so hard for… none if it matters if we can’t share the life we’ve created with those we love.

I’m grateful for plenty of food and fresh clean water to drink and bathe in. It’s amazing how much we take for granted here in the states, while in many countries even clean drinking water is almost impossible to obtain. Can you imagine your life right now if you had no way to find clean drinking water for yourself and your family, let alone clean water to shower with? Sometimes important to just stop and take stock of even the simplest of luxuries we enjoy every day, and give thanks.

Finally, I’m grateful for the blessing God has bestowed on me, to lead me into this entrepreneurial lifestyle that allows me to earn a living with my words and my brain and as a result get to spend more time with my boys, enjoy a flexible schedule and experience a personal freedom that most people only dream about. Is it always easy? Hell naw! 😉 Is it worth it? Hell’s yeah. Wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Your Turn Lil Gobbler

So how about you? Time to share what YOU are grateful for and what your plans are this Thursday. And if you feel the urge to send me some pumpkin cheesecake, you can send it to 19… KIDDING.

But if you’re just in a bit of a giving sort of mood, I would ask you to consider making a small donation to CharityWater.Org. As I said before, you wouldn’t believe the difference clean water can make in someone’s life, and it really doesn’t take much for you to make an impact. And THAT’S what I call showing a little gratitude.

Happy Early Turkey Day Fellow Dorks, MUUAH!

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