Since Thanksgiving is coming up pretty soon…
The top five things that I am thankful for:
1. God – having a chance to know the creator of the universe
Having the opportunity of being a Christian for me has been one of the most life saving aspects of my life. For me, an insecure, sensitive, and scared teenager who has too many questions and thoughts that need answers, Christ has allowed for me to have a sense of safety in society (you have to admit, there are some crazy people out there), a never-ending goal and purpose in life, someone who I believe will always be there for me, and a new perspective of the world.
2. My family – having two extremely amazing parents who are never afraid to give advice and love or spoil their only child:)
My parents have always been the greatest aspects of my life that I wish would never leave me. Yes, we do sometimes (but rarely) argue and have communication issues (hey, it’s hard to be bilingual), but these moments will never out number the heart-warming moments. Those days where I run around the house dancing and screaming with my mom (never thought I was that kind of person did you?:)), those days when sitting beside them at a park is more memorable than going to Disney World, those days my parents make me laugh so hard I can barely breath. I don’t know if it’s just me or because I’m an only child, but I often wonder what life will be when I have to leave them and set out on my own. I always can’t stop but think how fast time is running out… I’m not ready yet.
3. All those inspirational people in my life even if they know it or not
It’s really funny how much I have changed as I have grown up. You know how they always say how insecure and easily influenced teenagers are. Well, it’s actually pretty true (at least for me). These past few years have probably been filled with the most feelings of personal uncertainty and struggle I have ever felt in my life. Thankfully, there have been so many people, whether it be a family member, teacher, or celebrity that has impacted me during the most necessary points in my life. You guys mean so much to me!
I am also specifically thankful for about five anonymous people who have changed me more than I could ever imagine. Those five people who have touched my heart and provided me with a way in which I can question the ways of society and instead discover things truly unique and special about myself. Those five people that will never know they changed me but those who I will always cherish.
4. Everything I have been blessed with
Put simply, I’m thankful that I have never had the feeling of tormenting depravity in life. I’ve always had enough tangible items, necessary or extra (mostly extra), in my life to supply me what I need for survival. Food, water, and shelter are never guaranteed with life.
5. Happiness – pure happiness
Those fleeting moments (sadly that do not come very often) of pure, authentic happiness when my heart feels like it will burst open, I can’t stop smiling, and the world shines brightly!