I'm thankful for my interesting family. I mean everyone's family is interesting and full of characters and has interesting dynamics. I don't think mine is special, well, yes I do. My family drives me nuts. But they love me unconditionally and I love them unconditionally. Even though.... not one of them is a triathlete, GASP!
I am thankful for the people who have chosen to be part of my life. I was reminded by someone a couple months ago about how many people inhabit our planet. With this huge number, there are bound to be people who don't like us. That's okay as there are others who do. There is no reason for me to permit, encourage or even expect someone who doesn't like me (or I don't like them) to stay in my world or take up my energy. It's taken 40 years, but I'm becoming okay with it. (I'm a slow learner.)
I'm thankful to be back home and conflicted at the same time. My home was destroyed by smoke and water on April 1, 2013. I was able to move back home the end of March 2014. However, just last weekend another building went up in smoke. It's disheartening. Four fires in seven years with three of them being in the past three years. Only one was electrical, the rest started on the outside of the building. All could have been prevented. PLEASE CHECK your homeowner's/renter's insurance. I was under-insured and while my insurance company was great, they could only pay out my coverage. The financial implications of this event are just now catching up to me. As I mentioned on Facebook the other day, 2014 was the year of the credit card. 2015 will be the year of "can I borrow that".
I'm thankful to still be single. WHAT??? Yes, I'm thankful I'm still single. I went out on a lot of dates this year. I met a lot of guys. I met a lot of really nice guys. I met a lot of really great guys. I haven't met the right guy for me. I'm not looking for the perfect guy, I'm looking and waiting for the perfect guy for me. This is a good time to remind my niece and nephews that when I'm old and senile, they have promised to take care of me.
Thanks for being part of my journey. You gotta admit, it's an interesting ride.