Happy Black Friday!!! Have you or will you go shopping? I went out for a little around 11pm last night and the crowds weren’t too crazy. There wasn’t anything super important that I needed other than I wanted to go to LOFT for their 50% off sale.
Anywho, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I certainly did. And since I didn’t get a Thanksgiving post done and I have so much to be thankful for, I thought I would make that my theme for today’s Five on Friday.
ONE // My husband
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to how thankful I am for my husband. He is truly the most patient, kind, and self-less person I know. He supports and encourages me daily to follow my dreams. He deals with my crazy PCOS/thyroid emotions, somehow can get me to laugh in the middle of crying, and makes me feel beautiful even when I feel completely ugly. I don’t know what I’d do without him in my life.
TWO // My family
My family is crazy and loud, but I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I’ve also been blessed with an incredible set of in-laws. I hear horror stories from friends about their mother-in-laws, but I’m so thankful I have a great relationship with mine.
THREE // My friends
Lately, I’ve really been aware of just how amazing and lucky I am to be surrounded by the friends that I am. Sometimes, I get overwhelmed with trying to keep up with everyone and giving them the time each deserves, but then I remind myself that if my problem is having too many good friends, I really am blessed.
FOUR // Hashimoto’s and PCOS
I know this might sound like a very odd thing to be thankful for, especially because both of these conditions suck, but if it wasn’t for having them, I would have never started this blog or gotten to meet some of the people that I have. Do I wish I was “normal”? Yes. But without experiencing some of the crappy parts of these diseases, I wouldn’t be able to appreciate good health in the way that I do now.
FIVE // The men and women fighting in our Armed Services
My family had the amazing opportunity to host 3 marines for Thanksgiving through a program that Port City Java runs. Getting to spend time with three guys who just turned 18 and are out fighting for our country reminded me just how much I take for granted while these TEENS put their lives on the line daily. They’re the reason we get to enjoy holidays like yesterday. So, if you are current or former member of the Armed Services, THANK YOU. I know those are just words, but I mean them from the bottom of my heart. This also extends to police officers, firefighters, and any other civil servants.
Six // YOU
Yes, I can count… most of the time… hahaha… I know that this is supposed to be Friday Five, but I have to say thank you to YOU, the readers of this blog. I love every comment and email that I get. There are so many blogs out there that are WAY better than this one, yet you read and follow along, and I truly appreciate it.
So how was your Thanksgiving? I hope you ate lots of turkey!