In the past, I’ve felt like writing the whole “I am thankful for…” thing was ridiculously primary-school. It always felt forced and stuffy. I am thankful for my dog and my house and my Polly Pocket.
It really wasn’t until this year that I realized that listing what we’re thankful for isn’t just listing; It’s committing. It makes the writer bear a part of them self in a concrete way and it makes the writer really ponder the things in their life.
If you still feel like its primary-school-like, well… too bad.
I’m thankful for the silly in the world and my husband’s neverending ability to make me laugh harder and longer.
I’m thankful to have been born into a supportive, albeit strange family, and to have married into a family just as supportive, albeit a little more “normal”.
Thank you readers and fellow NDiN contributors.
With love, Emily from Tanglewood