Let me jump on this topic in the spirit of Thanksgiving. I know it is not original, yet, I feel the urge to join in on expressing my gratitude.

I am thankful for my partner. He is a creature I never imagined having in my life. I never imagined finding someone that supports my insanity, helps me overcome my demons, and just listens. I never imagined finding someone that loved me for me. I never believed myself capable of experiencing emotions or finding someone that can understand my emotional constipation, as I call it.

I am thankful for my sisters. Sure, I may not see them all the time. I may not be as close to them as I once was. They are doing their thing. I am doing mine. It is refreshing to know that if I ever truly needed someone to be there, I would have someone. It is amazing to see how we have grown. It is interesting to see the women we are becoming.

I am thankful for my niece. I never thought I would say that. When I found out my sister was pregnant, I was not happy. I was apprehensive. I was judgmental. There was a lot I was being fed that was not supportive. However, after a few battles and some deep deep thinking, I came to realize I needed to be there for my sister and her baby. I was a goner the moment I met the little blue eyed angel. She had blue eyes like me, so, of course I had to love her. I have never felt my heart melt so fast. I am so glad she exists. I am glad that I am part of her life in some fashion.

I am thankful for my employees. I have a nice little family, even if they do not see it like that. I brought them into my store, into my second home. They are part of my family. They are my overgrown babies. I can never how much I appreciate their hard work.

I am thankful for words. The words I write. The words of others. I am delighted by them.

I am thankful that I am employed. I am thankful that I have a home. I am thankful that I have access to healthcare, even if it is expensive. I am thankful that I can do what I desire. I am so thankful for so much more. It is not even possible to explain it all.