Friday, November 19, 2010
Spin Cycle: Giving Thanks
This week's Spin Cycle is all about Giving Thanks. It's also the last spin cycle we'll be doing for a while, since Jen from Sprite's Keeper is giving it a rest for a bit. I hope she brings it back before too long. Although I didn't always participate, I did enjoy reading everyone's contributions. I'll miss them! But please hop over to her blog and see what others are thankful for!
I have a lot to be thankful for these days. Here are some of the many things I'm thankful for!
I'm thankful for the fact that I have a job that I like. We could be busier, and I'd make more money (I'm a server in a restaurant), but I'm on the schedule 5 days a week. I like my job most of the time. I like most of the people I work with. I get 3 weeks paid vacation. The vacation pay is not a lot of money. but there are a lot of restaurants that don't give paid vacations to the wait staff. And for that I am grateful.
I'm thankful that I have 3 really good, responsible kids. They're all smart, resourceful, they've never been arrested. I love them a lot! I think I'll keep them. I also really like who they love in their lives.
I'm thankful to have John in my life. He came along just when I was resigned to living the rest of my life alone. We have our challenges, but we choose to agree to disagree on some things (politics, for example). He treats me with respect and thinks I'm the best thing since sliced bread. We love each other quite a lot. Who knows? Maybe someday I might even let him marry me!
I'm thankful for the wonderful advances in medicine, especially the strides they've made in cancer research and cancer treatment. I'm thankful for Dr. Sunita Nasta (a brilliant oncologist and hematologist) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. who saved John's life last year when his cancer (Lymphoma) returned for the 3rd time in 2 years. His stem cell transplant (they used his own stem cells) seems to have killed the cancer for good and he's healthy again.
I'm sure I could name countless other reasons to be thankful. The ones I've listed above are the most important ones (and not necessarily in that order!)
So, what are you thankful for?
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