What I Am Thankful For

Small things I am thankful for….

* Coffee

* Jars, jars, and more jars of Peanut Butter

* Hot water and power

* The sound of giggles

* Amazing, loving, loyal, and caring friends

* Crisp, fresh apples

* Electric toothbrushes

* My health

* Cookies

* Creative combinations

* Cashmere

* Kale

* More Kale

* And even MORE Kale

* Equal rights

* The ability to impact a student’s life

* Showing girls and boys that a woman can be good at math

* Sweating

* Naptime

* Two-day shipping

* Good TV

* Hugs and Kisses

* Rosy cheeks

* West coast pride

* Being a mother

* Hats with poufs on them

* Warm, cozy jammies

Big things I am thankful for…

* My family which includes my parents, my inlaws, my brother, my sister in law, their kids, and my sisters.

* My little family of four

fam of 4

Fabulous Family of Four

So although I am thankful for all the little things that make my life more care-free, easy, and enjoyable, the bottom line is that nothing matters except the love and health of my family. I am so thankful for my incredibly supportive, loving, and wonderful husband; my curious, gentle, sweet, funny, active little boy; and my patient, calm, delicious, and cuddly baby girl. We are healthy and together, and that is what is important.  The other stuff just doesn’t matter (Don’t sweat the small stuff). I am incredibly lucky for all that I have in my life.  While it is easy to get bogged down by the little things in life that can seem like the end of the world, Thanksgiving week is a great opportunity to remember everything to be thankful for, and to appreciate our loved ones, be positive, and help those less fortunate. For giving, is the best gift of all. Happy early  Thanksgiving!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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