Happy Thanksgiving

Hi guys! Finally, Thanksgiving is here. Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers from my last post. I appreciate you all. It's so cold here and yes, it does get cold in Texas. Apparently, some people are under the impression that it doesn't get cold here but it does o. The last few days have been high of like 35 degrees and feels like 27 but the good news is we get back to like 60's soon. Looking forward to that cuz my light bill is suffering. I actually don't know if I have done this before but this year I do want to have a thanksgiving post where I say all that I am thankful for, no matter how little or cliche.

I am thankful for the gift of life. I may not always say my prayers as often as I should but the one thing I always try to do every morning when I wake up is say "Thank you for letting me see another day". A lot of horrific things we see on the news or read about and we always think it happens to other people not us. Like I told a friend the other day when we were talking about the nigerian girl that got murdered, it could have been anyone of us. Someone like me that lives alone and walks into the apartment at different times. My health, may not be where I want it to be but I am thankful to God that I am still alive and still have a chance to keep fighting.

Thankful for my family. There's nothing like that comfort of knowing that no matter how much they annoy you, when push comes to shove these people have my back no matter what. I'm thankful for their lives. Exactly this time a year ago, we found out my mom and my aunt had been diagnosed with cancer. My mom's was caught early and she is in the clear now. You don't know how thankful I am for this. My aunt is still fighting but I am grateful she is still fighting. Way better than the alternative.

Thankful for my friends who have been there for me in various ways especially, these last few months that have been difficult. To those who listened to me cry, those who checked on me, those who helped out financially, those who made me laugh to keep my spirits up. Even if it may seem like I wasn't receptive, I was. I am forever grateful and appreciative of you all. Special shout out to my best friend who called me almost everyday just to make sure I was okay, find out what the doc said or even just to say hi. Thank you for that and for always knowing the right thing to say.

Thankful for a job that provides me a paycheck and an understanding boss and let me have all the time that I needed with the numerous doc appointments (My boss was actually the one who recommended my current doctor to me as a second opinion that turned out to be a better decision) A job that provides insurance for all these bills they like to dump on you. A job that makes me able to pay rent and pay my light bill because can you imagine being homeless in this weather?

Thankful for my growth as a human being this year. Still have a ways to go but lots of lessons learned this year and I think I got better at handling obstacles.

Thankful for TV and Music!!! I wasn't gonna forget those! I always joke that my TV is my faithful boyfriend. But yall know me. It was a good year for TV, whatever I could I watched them all. It made for random thoughts, conversation starters and stuff to blog about on www.taynement.com. Same goes for music. Endless driving with me singing at the top of my lungs makes for fond memories. Numerous concerts especially getting to see Abel again. Fun times.

Thankful for you all who still read my blog 6 years later. I have "met" and met some kind people through this blog and I am thankful for you all taking out the time to read, for those of you that comment and for those of you who visited the sister site and even contributed to Fan Friday (we are still accepting writeups o). Thank you all!

I can't think of anything else. I hope you all have a fantabulous Thanksgiving - well my yankee people. Eat, Drink, Be merry and hug your family one extra time. Stay warm and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


Lohi said…
Aww this was nice Tayne. Thankful that i have "met" you through blogging. You help me feed my TV/Music obsessive self.
MPB said…
Aww this made me tear up. Love ya.

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