I can't deny that I LOVE lists, but I wouldn't even know where to start a list of things I'm grateful for. Maybe by Thanksgiving I can come up with something clever. Over the past few weeks, more than ever, I have realized how fragile and precious life is. You never know when you're going to get the call you've been waiting for, or the call you've been dreading, and the space in between can, at times, be taken for granted. It's the little things that fall by the wayside that really make each day, and I think that those would be #1 on my list today.
I'm also grateful to live in the country I do. Even with the political nonsense, economic crisis, strikes (need I go on?), I'd be hard-pressed to find someplace that I would rather live. What makes this country chaotic, is also what makes it beautiful. The fact that people can strike, or can go off on their own and start a company like they've always dreamed of, or can publicly voice their opinions on any matter is something I could never live without. For, with the chaos, comes a fierce pride in being American. This is epitomized by the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect these ideals that we hold so dear, and for them I am truly grateful as well.
Just a few things I'm grateful for..
My brother heading off to college - Go Ducks!
Nothing beats a wedding with some of America's finest
My country (and football)
Friends, friends, friends
As you can tell, I'm loving love today, everyone! Take today not only to reflect, but to spread a little love of your own.