For Life

​I’m thankful for life. 

I’m thankful for my mother, brothers, grandparents,​ extended family,​ and my partner in life and adventure. 

I’m thankful for running shoes, yoga, pizza, and coffee. 

I’m thankful for blog friends, "real life" friends, when the former become the latter, and the cars, roads, trains, and airplanes that bridge the gaps between us. 

I’m thankful for fall leaves, winter snowflakes, springtime buds, summer sunshine. 

I’m thankful for scented candles, Netflix nights, ​a​ warm bed, the roof over my head, the food on my table. 

I’m thankful for books, education, knowledge, opinion, free speech, literacy, ​writing.​ 

I'm thankful for challenge and triumph ​and battles and victories. 

The thing is, this year has been one of unrelenting challenge in my life, and there were more days than I can count where it almost seemed like there was nothing to be thankful for. 

But there always is, even during a year as trying as this one, even during the darkest nights and coldest mornings.

I’m thankful to have been reminded ​this year ​of all the reasons​ there always are​ for​ pure​ gratitude—may I never forget it again.

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  1. I'm thankful for bloggers who make the internet a brighter place by sharing their gratitude and putting more kindness into the world.

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  2. "I’m thankful for blog friends, "real life" friends, when the former become the latter, and the cars, roads, trains, and airplanes that bridge the gaps between us." = this. And me too, as you know.

    Thanks for reminding me that despite a really rough year, there's still a lot to be thankful for - always :)

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  3. love, love, love all of this- especially that last line. sometimes such a hard thing to remember, but so important & true.

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  4. I love this! All of this!!! But you are right, even in the worst of times we always have something to be thankful for and it is important to remember that. Hope you have a great week!

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  5. love all of this; especially your last sentence. We must always remember to be thankful for what we have!

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  6. There are few posts I love more than gratitude posts - reading and writing them. Happy to have you as an ally in this world!

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  7. A wonderful list of so many things to be thankful for. I am thankful to you for sharing it. Happy long weekend!

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  8. So thankful for so many of these things - the good and the bad - and especially thankful for YOU, sweet friend!

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  9. as always, love the way you word things and thank you for sharing. what's that saying? happy people aren't thankful, it's thankful people that are happy? or something like that. there is always something to be grateful for, that's for sure.

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