When I decided to sign up for all this NaBloPoMo business, I also joined a few groups that were forming over there. One of the groups I joined is the “30 Days of Thanks” group. Not only did I assume it would help me come up with a decent amount of blog material to get through the month, but it also kind of forces me into spending some time reflecting and appreciating what I have instead of complaining (which I generally prefer to do). I’m thinking that could be a nice change of pace for a while.
On this first day of thankfulness, I have family in my mind. I am very thankful that I live so close to my mom, dad, sister, and brother. As most people do, I’ve come to appreciate my family much more as an adult than I ever did as a child and I don’t know what I would do without them. I know they are always there for me and I, in turn, am always here should they need something. Having family nearby also means that Zach will get to grow up with most of his cousins and will get to experience a closeness to his cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents that I never had. It is one of the things that I always wished for and I’m so glad that I will get to experience it through him.