As I sit here, two nights before Thanksgiving 2017, having just completed the beginning prep for the coming feast, I feel compelled to take a moment to share a few thoughts. I have no idea how many of you ACTUALLY read my blog, but thank you if you do. It means more than you know…
I’ve undergone some seriously major changes in the past year. I’ve found myself again, rid my life of some seriously toxic bullshit, lost some people I loved. But, most of all, I believe I’ve found my true voice, one which I didn’t even realize was missing.
Needless to say, I’m a very different person than I was a year ago.
I’ve tried to take time to reflect; give serious thought to the things I’ve said, done, will do, and more than likely, may do repetitively. I try to approach life with an open mind and heart. I don’t deliberately pass judgement on others. Don’t get me wrong, if you come at me, I will dish it right back atcha ten-fold, but I do honestly try to take others thoughts and feelings into perspective.
Let’s face it, folks, it’s been an VERY interesting year!
So, where am I going with this?
I guess it’s about the things I’m thankful for, at the end of it all.
So, what AM I thankful for? My life; you know, the usual…my health, the fact that I wake up every morning, etc…I’m thankful for Greg, my husband. Honestly, I don’t know where I’d be without him, and I REALLY can’t figure out how he puts up with my crazy ass.
I’m thankful for my kids, who are all happy, healthy, and doing alright, in the big scheme of things. Grandkids? Well, that goes without saying! What grandparent doesn’t love spoiling the holy hell outta the little crumb crunchers…and then sending their sugar fueled, adrenaline pumped, wild, rowdy asses home to Moms and Pops? My grandkids pretty much think I walk on water. Grandkids rule. Period. Nuff said.
I’m thankful I live in a country where we are free. Ya’ll know I’m a Trump girl, but this…is not THAT. I’m simply a patriot; I have a love and passion for my country that I haven’t had since Bush ’41. America isn’t perfect, not by a long shot. But where else can you freely speak your mind? Walk down the street and NOT get shot? Not starve? I realize, of course, that there are plenty of people who are not that fortunate, but let’s face it, the majority of us are.
I’m thankful that I’ve made the mistakes and seriously MAJOR fuck ups that I have; I would NOT be the woman I am now had I made different choices. I have tried to learn from them, and grow.
I’m thankful for the remaining family I have on my side. My mom, three sisters, their children, and THEIR kids. I may not keep in touch like I should, but they are ALWAYS in my heart. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of them. My pops died a while back, but I think of him often.
Last, but not least by any stretch, I’m thankful for all of you. You guys have opened up worlds and universes for me. Some of you know me for realsies, most of you don’t. That hasn’t stopped friendships being developed. I’ve met fellow musicians, authors, publishers, media personalities, and political folks. People from all walks of life, from all over the globe. You give me things to think about, different perspectives, outlooks. I have learned about different cultures, and don’t EVEN get me started on the food!
Anyway, I hope that if you’re reading this, that this blog post finds you well; that YOU are happy, healthy and content. Happy Thanksgiving, World, I love ya!!