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The holiday season is not exactly my favorite time of the year.

I could list a million and one reasons why I really don’t care for the holiday season; however, that would overshadow the reasons why I’m thankful to even be able to celebrate said holiday season that I dislike so much.

First of all, I’m alive and well. There are a couple of instances in my life that could have been the end of my life completely.

Secondly, boo and I have a roof over our heads, food in our tummies, money to pay bills, vehicles that function properly, a bed to sleep in and jobs that keep us from worrying where our next paycheck and meal will come from.

Thirdly, I have my family. Maybe not all of my family like I so desperately need and want but I do have friends who keep grounded when I get outta line.

And lastly, I have my God because without him or her, I would not have the above three things. We may not have the best of relationships but I know where I stand with him or her. I know that my life would be different if I failed to acknowledge there is something bigger and greater than I and everyone else in the world.

I think sometimes we take for granted the people, places and things we already have in our lives. I don’t necessarily have to have the latest and greatest in technology or in electronics or in fashion. I don’t have to attend the most expensive school even though I did for undergrad but that’s another post to prove my worth to a company or even my current manager.

Life isn’t about having everything. Doin it up big and bad ass. Being envied to no end.

Life is about being who you are for the sake of existing. For making the best of what you have but not letting it dictate your present or future. It’s about being thankful for what you got, what you’re about to get and for what you could have if you just work a little harder and smarter.

I don’t mean to be preachy. I’ve just learned that instead of fretting the small things… I should appreciate and be grateful they exist.

Happy Thanksgiving Week and Holidays to you and yours!

Thanks for reading…


The Southern Yankee