Normally when someone asks me what I'm thankful for, I say all the most common answers. And I am thankful, truly for these things: Family, health, home, friends.
|Mom, daughter katie, grandson Eli, Me.|
I want you, and me, to dig a little deeper. Sure I'm thankful for family, but I'm also thankful for a family I can count on, I can be proud of, and I can laugh with and cry with and know they won't judge me.
I am thankful for my health. I've been lucky enough that I only take one prescription drug. I exercise regularly, I'm thankful I can afford to pay for a trainer at the gym and she keeps me on track. Because frankly, I have no will power when it comes to working out. But if I pay Johann Trass, I'm there every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!
Not only am I thankful for the beautiful home we share with my Mom, but I am thankful for living in beautiful Central Oregon. We have the desert 5 mins east of us and the Cascade Mountains. With Mt. Bachelor 15 mins to the west of us, gorgeous country!
Now I come to friends. It took a while to meet new friends when we first moved to Central Oregon. I can now count 12 ladies, who are all writers, as my friends. We only meet once a month and I so look forward to those get togethers.
I have friends that live in California, Kansas, Washington, England, Australia, and Canada etc. Some of these friends I've met in person and have been able to continue our friendship through the internet. I've met many new friends through the internet, Google +, Twitter, Writing Loops, Facebook etc.
So I'm adding a new thing to my "Thankful List", I am so-o-o thankful for my laptop and the internet. I'd be pretty lonesome without them. And these friends are also very caring and helpful. Some I may never meet in person, but we are still close.
What things besides family, health, home and world peace, you know the normal things people mention, are you thankful for?
A lifetime avid reader, DIANA MCCOLLUM loves creating worlds where anything is possible. Always with an element of the paranormal her stories end with a happily-ever-after.
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