While the narrative/ history of Thanksgiving is somewhat controversial, I think the sentiment is a good one. Yes we should always be thankful for what we have regardless of the time of year, but it’s always good to have a checkpoint to be extra mindful.
This year has been a doozy and its kind of hard to believe that at this time last year I was on an airplane. Despite all the craziness I have so much to be thankful for from this past year especially. And kinda like a Disney Princess you may have figured that I am preparing once again to make another list (last one for a while I promise).
Of course I’m thankful for my family for being my stable base in all the uncertainty of 2020.
I’m thankful for all my friends who have checked-in throughout the year giving me a sense of normalcy and emotional warmth.
I’m thankful for the technology that has allowed my to stay in touch with people, continue working, and start medical school on schedule.
I’m thankful for FCLUB and BigJA for being a community that I can always rely on for laughs and a good time (and tears […mostly tears]).
I’m thankful for the Fellowship for being another band of misfits that makes me feel like I belong in an otherwise hostile or unpredictable environment.
I’m thankful for my hometown for its beauty and for being an exceptional place to live, especially during a pandemic.
I’m thankful for my health and the health of my loved ones throughout this pandemic.
I’m especially thankful for my girlfriend for teaching my how to love and be loved, and showing me that love has no geography. For giving me something to look forward to everyday and being there to rant to about the latest drama. For being so patient and understanding despite the distance and situation. For always being my biggest cheerleader, especially when I lose faith in myself, and for being my best friend.
And lastly, but certainly not least, I’m thankful for all of you who read any of these posts. As I’ve stated before this blog is mostly a way for me to do indulge the joy I get from writing, so the fact that you spend even a small portion of your day with me means the world to me.