I know I could write the cliche typical “I am thankful for my friends and family” post, but I think it’s fair to say we already know I am thankful for them, so very thankful. But one thing I think that has given me so much this year, is the act of honesty. The honesty of others and the honesty I have provided myself. This year I learned to accept some of my realities, both good and bad
- I am thankful for finally being able to admit that I am not perfect but I strive to be
- I am thankful for the fact I am no longer disappointed with what I see in the mirror, maybe my looks grew on me, or maybe I finally see what most people don’t.
- I am thankful to finally hear the patiently awaited phrase, “I just don’t think we’re a good match.”
- I am thankful to the friends and readers who weren’t afraid to say, “I think you’re putting on weight.”
- I am thankful to the doctor that held my hand, and spoke to me woman to woman, not doctor to patient, when she said, “Having your own kids will be difficult, very difficult.”
- I am thankful to my ex-mentor who flat out told me I didn’t have what it takes.
- I am thankful to my mentee who always assures me that her mother wants her to follow in my footsteps. You make me want to get my act together.
- I am thankful to my boss for letting me know that I have all the potential in the world but I need to work on my execution.
- I am thankful for the honest comments I receive in my email every day. You guys keep me grounded.
- I am thankful for my baby sister for being brave enough to tell me that she wishes I wasn’t so sad in NYC.
- I am thankful for the old man I met on the train July 9th who told me that he just knows that I have a beautiful soul.
I could on and on, but I think you guys get the message. I’m thankful, so very thankful that this year’s honesty is slowly deteriorating my ignorance to my sometimes painful realities.
Happy Thanksgiving Guys, to you and your loved ones 🙂1