Last night my group of friends enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast worthy of a Martha Steward magazine feature. We gathered to celebrate this festive season, as many of us are away from families. Getting together with friends is the next best thing to being home. We all pitched in to create an amazing evening of food, fun & laughter. Kelly created Pinterest worthy decorations, along with incredibly creamy & delicious mashed potatoes & corn. I was in charge of the turkey, stuffing and gravy. This was my first attempt and the results couldn’t have been better. Craig brought the buns, and Matt & Morgan brought many options for dessert.

As we sat around the table taking our turns saying what we were thankful for and making jokes, it made me realize I’m simply thankful for the ability to sit with friends making jokes. As so much crazy is going on in this world, the fact that we can all afford to buy food, drinks, decorations and everything else that goes with Thanksgiving is all just incredible.

For every time I’m “bored”, complain about work, get stuck in traffic, wake up hungover or any of the other ridiculous struggles I’m guilty of whining about, I need to be thankful. Thanksgiving is a brief moment to reflect and have the ability to realize these things are so trivial.

I don’t have to worry about not knowing when I will eat again, where I will sleep, or how I will make my next dollar. I don’t walk the streets terrified of getting bombed, shot or any of the other real struggles millions of people in this world are faced with.

I’m thankful for the ability to be thankful. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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