By Nichole Giles
I'm supposed to blog today. But it's a holiday, and my parents, brothers, sisters, grandma, and several little people who are also related to me are on their way to my house to eat turkey, potatoes, stuffing and pie. So I'm not going to blog about writing or about my journey in the National Novel Writing Month challenge. Instead, I'm going to take a moment to be thankful.
On this day of giving thanks, there are so many things for which I am grateful. Because of my plans, I'll only list a few. Today I'm thankful for my family. Without them I would not exist, would not be who I am, or what I am, or in any way whole. I'm thankful for my husband and kids, because they are my lifeblood and the people who make me most happy in life. I'm thankful for my friends--all of them--for the contribution each one makes in my life today, in my past and in my future.
I could list things like my house, my dogs, my writing ability (for which I'm eternally thankful, by the way) but today, I'm going to focus on people. I'm so grateful for the people in my life. So I'm going to log off now, and go check on my turkey and put the sweet potatoes in the oven because on this day, the most important people in my life are on their way over. And I want to enjoy them.
Whether you're spending your holiday with friends, family, or strangers, have a wonderful, memorable time and know that no matter who you are or where you are, someone in the world is bowing their head today and being thankful that you exist.