What I’m Thankful For…

After stuffing myself with Thanksgiving food, it’s time to reflect. To think. To ponder.

Actually, I can’t move. So it’s the perfect time to pause and be thankful for the wonderful people and things in my life.

I’m thankful to:

  • my parents who believe in me when I don’t–you’re always proud, even when I’m not making six figures and living in your living room.
  • my friends who prop me up when the world knocks me down–all those texts matter.
  • my blog buddies who cheer me on and commiserate with me–your support has helped me through so many writing gullies.
  • my crit partner and best writing buddy–you make me a better writer & person.
  • my Grandma H–she somehow makes me laugh on a weekly basis.
  • my dog who loves me when I’m sick and stinky–that’s unconditional love

I’m also thankful that I know what I love to do and I can do it. Sitting at the computer revising for 6 hours made me feel good this week. Because I enjoy it. I love it.

And the accomplishment I feel from improving a scene is almost as good as a bonus check.

I’m thankful that Dr. Bitan fixed my spine so that I can sit and type without crippling pain.

I’m thankful to all the teachers who invested in me, who gave of themselves and made me smarter than any book alone could.

I’m thankful that I live in one of the freest countries in the world, where I can do anything I put my mind to.

I hope everyone had a terrific Turkey day and survives Black Friday shopping!

Many Thanks!

K

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32 Responses to What I’m Thankful For…

  1. Cat Forsley says:

    I am Thankfullllllll for You xo
    beautifullllllll post xxx
    every day should be Thanksgiving – we have so much to be grateful for ……:) we do ๐Ÿ™‚ Love Love Love xo C xxx

    • Aw thanks! And I for you! You really cheer me up and rouse me from my funks. Thank you Ms. Catherine! True, we should stop and give thanks once a day. It might change our entire perspective on things.
      Much love,
      K

  2. Cat Forsley says:

    PS- I LOVE YOU XO
    RED SHOES – AND THE # hashtag DON’TSTOPBELIEVING !
    please never ever ever give up ……………..
    Love love and more Love xo
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    smile You are sooooooooooooooooooooo Loved xo

  3. CC MacKenzie says:

    I love red shoes too! Aww, lovely post, Kourtney. You’re a lovely lady and we’re grateful you share your journey with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. kford2007 says:

    I’m thankful for you and for coming into my life. You are special and amazing. Don’t ever forget it.

    • Aw Jenny, thanks so much. I’m so glad to know you too. You make the impossible seem possible. Appreciate the reminder. I did lose sight of that for a few weeks. But I’m finally seeing it again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. jmmcdowell says:

    Those are all good reasons to be thankful! And if those desserts were from Thanksgiving with your family, no wonder you can’t move! Wow, do those look yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hubs and I did manage a good walk this afternoon, but tomorrow it’s back to the normal morning workouts!

    • Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

      We did leftovers with the family again today. But my mom and I went on a half hour walk after dinner. I can’t wait to get back to normal food. IT delicious and decadent, but too much pie. That was our dessert table from last year. OMG, it was even more tempting this year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. klynwurth says:

    Lovely! I’m sure that all those people you’re thankful for are weekly thankful for you. Great message.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Kourtney ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. nice list, Kourtney. we all have so much to appreciate.

  9. Carrie Rubin says:

    It’s always important to stop and think about the good things we have, and this has been a great weekend to do just that. Perhaps there will be another Grandma H post soon? I’m thankful for those. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Elliot says:

    Lots of good reasons to be thankful. I’m thankful mainly that my family are healthy and happy, and everything else is a bonus.

  11. Great list ( give that Grandma a hug!)
    I’m thankful I’m having to fight the shopping mob to try and snag some “must have item”
    So thankful for sensible people
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  12. EllaDee says:

    Being thankful for so much for is something to be thankful for… if you now what I mean. Heaps of people think they have less, or more, but does it matter if they aren’t thankful for each and every bit of it? No. Being thankful doesn’t cost a cent of time, energy or money but it makes a huge difference to ourselves and the people around us. You’ve done well ๐Ÿ™‚ And now, after seeing that photo I need to go and find some cake ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I think it’s easy to get caught up in the negative. In what you don’t have or haven’t accomplished. I’m thankful for Thanksgiving because it’s an annual reminder to stop and think about what I have and be grateful for it. May make it a weekly practice at least in my mind. It buoyed up my spirits too. May you find some good cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Lovely post, Kourtney. I’m thankful to call you friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. berry says:

    How sweet. You are a delight.

  15. A lovely list (and that’s one fine spread too!)

Any thoughts or reactions or favorite foods you want to share?