This year’s celebrations are truly filled with a great many “firsts” for me. With this in mind I wanted to list them out and note my gratitude for them one by one.
This is the first year that I have no children living with me at home. It was a gradual process and although it has been really, REALLY hard for me to let go of them, I am starting to really feel like something new and exciting is beginning.
This is the first holiday I am celebrating in a new job. I am finding it exceptionally hard to shake off the last 15 years of ritual and tradition and replace it with the unknown. It is both frightening and exciting at the same time.
This is the first year that money outweighs the debt. I have money in savings for the absolute first time in my life.
This is the first year in a long time that my wife has actually expressed happiness with the seasons. She posts little snow cottage pictures on social media and is already decorating. I don’t think either of us realized how much the money situation was stressing us.
This is the first year I am celebrating with some old friends and some new. I have reconnected with one fellow, who was instrumental in getting me my new job and all the folks that I have met there. They have all been amazingly open, supportive and seem genuinely glad that I have joined the team. I am grateful for this as it is a complete turnaround from the old job that I held so long.
It is for these reasons and many more personal reasons that I am truly grateful for all I have, all I have been given and all that the future holds. I am looking ahead with a very bright outlook and a very positive vibe.
Happy Thanksgiving all