Thanks for Giving
In our lives, we often take most everything we have for granted, I know I do. There’s little things that we may brush off as nothing that we actually have to be thankful for. So, I thought about this for a little while, most of yesterday, and I really do have a lot to be thankful for. It may not all be mentioned in this blog, because I didn’t write it down at the time, I just thought about it, so, if I miss anything, my apologies in advance, but you are thanked and loved.
I’m very lucky I have two parents who love me unconditionally. I’m thankful that, even at my worst, they can handle me. I’m thankful that my dad is letting me move in with him after I graduate, so I can live rent free and hopefully get a job in Denver. I’m thankful that my parents were able to put me through my first two years of college. That thing is expensive! Luckily, I don’t go to some high priced private college, so it’s cheaper, but not cheap enough.
I’m glad that I live in a country where I can be free; free to blog, to say my opinion, to wear the clothes that I want. I’m thankful that I have friends willing to defend our country, even if it makes me nervous and scared for them. I’m thankful that I had a grandfather who defended our country and that I was lucky enough to know him for twenty-two and a half years of my life. I would have pictures of my family up, which may sound cliche (oh well), but I got a new computer and I haven’t transferred all my files over yet.
I’m thankful that I have good friends. Friends who, despite mocking my obsession with the Rockies, give me good advice on working toward the top. Friends who I can vent to about everything. I’m so lucky to have the friends that I do. I have good memories with them and there’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll create future ones. I’m glad that I have friends who support my decisions and who aren’t one of those suffocating, clingy friends.
I’m grateful I can take out a student loan so I can pay for college now and pay for rent, even though I’m definitely not thankful I’ll have to pay it back, or at least really not looking forward to it. I’m thankful that I have a car, even though I don’t know anything about it, it can get me from point A to point B just fine. I’m thankful I have a roommate who showed me how to change the oil on my car, which saves me some much needed cash!
I’m thankful that I can make my friends laugh, that I have a working cell phone, an active social life, and a blog that, at least I, enjoy reading. I’m thankful I have the power to think, that I’m (for the most part) healthy. I have the enjoyment of laughing and the power to cry. I’m thankful I have a brand spankin’ new MacBook with a wallpaper composed of Garrett Atkins, Ryan Spilborghs, and Ryan Speier. Teehee.
I’m thankful that I live in a state with thin air. Man, when I go with my friend to visit her parents in Atlanta, I get off the plane and think “ahh!! Too much oxygen.” I’m thankful that Colorado is so incredibly beautiful. In fact, yesterday, at my mom’s house, I went outside and there was like this… it was like the air tasted like watermelon. You know, that crisp, fresh feeling. That sounds really weird, but it was better than going outside in Greeley and smelling cow.
I’m thankful for baseball. Duh. I’m so lucky that this sport has had such a powerful affect on my life. I’m thankful that I worship an awesome team with really amazing players. I’m thankful that I always have a good time when I go and watch them, even if it means sitting in the rain during a rain-delay because everyone in the Pavillion has retreated shelter. I’m thankful that through it all, I have baseball to retreat to.
I’m thankful for a lot, I’m very lucky to be living the life that I do. Through the ups and the downs, I’m surviving, and lucky to be in this world. My hope now, is that I can remember all this, the things that I have to be thankful for, not just on a day where you’re “supposed” to be thankful. But that I can be thankful for the next 364 days until Thanksgiving. So there it is. I’m extraordinarily lucky.