It's Thanksgiving tomorrow and what I want to give thanks for has been weighing heavily on my mind for this past week.
I want to give thanks for all the happiness that has entered my life this year, after it started off so miserably, it is a wonder I can be left so happy.
Let me explain to any of you that may be new around here at ALPITC. Around this time last year the company that I worked for announced it would be closing down at the end of January. Instead of planning Christmas and New Year's parties for my staff we were planning how to close as profitably as possible.
I can without a doubt say that it was one of the worst times of my life. It was like watching my home being auctioned off to vultures. No, I am not exaggerating. Scavengers practically come out of the woodwork for a deal and then try to negotiate an even better deal. It was sickening.
Besides all of that sadness though, I know I am very blessed. I landed a new job (and a raise!) rather quickly and was able to enjoy a month off of work with pay. I realize how truly blessed I am to have not suffered financially through the recession.
I am thankful for a job.
I am thankful for an apartment all by myself (I get the feeling that my days of living alone will soon come to an end...)
I am thankful for an amazing family that is so, so supportive.
I am thankful for an amazing boyfriend that I someday hope to call my husband.
So, although my year did not start off bright, it is ending brighter than it's ever been. Thank you.