Thursday, November 26, 2015

365 Project - Day 330 - "Thankful"

November 26, 2015 - "Thankful"

It has truly been a tough year for our family. It is with heavy hearts that we begin the holiday season... yet we gather today to give thanks for the blessings we have been given in life.

The truth is, however, that for me today is no different from any other day. I do not always say it aloud... I do not always post it on my Facebook page - but each and every day I wake up and give thanks for the gift of a new day and all of the blessings I've been given in life.

The list of things I am thankful for is a long one... and I will not even begin to attempt to list it all...

But this year...

This year in particular...

I am thankful for having been blessed to have had Peter as my brother... my hero... my friend. I am thankful for all of the lessons he has taught me in life... and continues to teach me almost eight months after he passed away. I am thankful for the family bonds that have been strengthened and the renewed sense of faith I've experienced during those eight months. I'm thankful for my family - for having a wife who is also my best friend... for my children, who I love with all of my heart... for my brothers and the families of my brothers... for my parents and my in-laws... for the friends who have truly become family to me...

I give thanks for all of these blessings - not just on the day we call "Thanksgiving" - but every single day that I am given.

With much love - I give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


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