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What I am Thankful for.

November 28th, 2011

by: Kelly Barnes

Now that the hectic weekend is over, the food has settled and the crowd has dispersed I realize what I am thankful for. With all the posts, tweets and mass texts… the usual list has been covered many times over so this is a bit different.

1) I am thankful for the awful traffic. It helps me remember people have a place to go for the holidays.

2) I am thankful for the family members who annoy me at times. It helps me remember who I am and where I came from.

3) I am thankful for all the re-arranging and setting up extra tables. It reminds me that I have so many to share with.

4) I am thankful for all the stores being closed when you need something. It lets me know that sometimes there are more important things than work.

5) I am thankful for the weight I gained. It reminds me that I have more than enough and some have nothing at all.

6) I am thankful for screaming kids. It helps me remember the joy of being a kid.

7) I am thankful for the mess and clean-up afterwards. It is evidence that something big happened here, memories were made and I was part of it.

Finally, this year, I am even thankful that I was sick the entire time. It reminded me that people care, want me to feel good and notice when I am not. These are probably not the things most are thankful for. I hope you are now.

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