Blog Table: I’m thankful for . . .
America’s favorite holiday is tomorrow. A number of our houses are probably already smelling like all types of Collard Greens, Mash Potatoes, Mac and Cheese, Dressing/ Stuffing, Ham, Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Corn Bread, Cranberries, Peach Cobbler, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, and for a few unfortunate folks like myself, Chit’lins — which I decided to give up this year because ya boy has no business eating slave food in 2012. Yeah, I said it. SLAVE food.
Anywho. As we all know, but sometimes forget, this Holiday ain’t just about food. It’s about being THANKFUL.
That being said, we here at CoS decided to let you guys know what WE’RE thankful for.
In order to shy away from being too cliche and having an ultimate ass list, where I will definitely forget something…I will simply say this: I’m thankful to have many things to be thankful for. Sounds redundant right? Well, I’d rather just keep it simple. I’m thankful to be thankful. I had a great mother who inspired me a great deal and made who I am today. I’ve experienced many awesome things that I couldn’t even imagine I would have growing up. Met and established relationships with awesome people who have changed my life tremendously. And have been given great opportunities to move forward and be the best that I can. What more could I ask for? Well I could ask for more…but this is about being thankful for the here and now right?…so BOOM! Done LOL
I’m not going to be generic and say that I’m thankful for being alive or that I’m thankful for my loved ones because I feel like that goes without saying. So I’m going to just name the first 3 things that come to mind:
Obama being re-elected, Romney being escorted out
I couldn’t imagine being an idiot. It’s a life I’d genuinely never want to live. School was relatively easy for me at every level of my education because I’m able catch onto things – patterns, ideas, etc — at the drop of a hat: which directly effects the next thing I’m thankful for . . .
I don’t think I could function if I wasn’t able to create: to write stories, to draw pictures, to dance, to rhyme, to design, to act — shit to play basketball — to bring something into existence that didn’t exist previously. All of these things allow me to express myself in a different way — to learn myself, which I think is pretty dope.
Perhaps this is a given, but I can’t thank my mom enough for making the sacrifices she’s had to make throughout my life. On a daily basis, she does the best thing a parent can do for their child — believe in them.
What I’ve Accomplished
Though I complain often — because I’m not where I feel I’m supposed to be in life at 25 — I’m still thankful for what I’ve accomplished. I won’t get into any details, but I have my fair share of accolades. I work hard — could work harder, yes — but I work hard. And I know what I’m capable of. I know I’ll accomplish great things in due time. I believe this with every ounce of my being.
We hope you guys take sometime to really sit down and acknowledge what you’re thankful for. Not just tomorrow, but on a regular basis. It helps put things in perspective.