The air is clean and crisp this time of year. The cool breeze hits you in the face with a refreshing quality. The air feels cold, but it does not possess the stinging bite of the temperatures that winter brings. The leaves are falling to the ground, devoid of their green color and the life that color represents. As nature winds down and prepares for the cyclical change of the seasons, we prepare for another year of possibilities. I love this time of year and I am excited for the opportunity to gather with my family and be thankful for all that I have in life.
Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday! It is a time for families to come together and be thankful they have each other. Without our families we would have nothing. No one to share experiences with, no one to help us through the trials and tribulations of the human condition, and no one to pick us up when life seems to beat us into the ground with its ceaseless bombardment. The simple things in life truly are the best things we can hope for. I cannot wait to spend my day sleeping in, never changing out of my pajamas, and just being with the ones I love. The great food is simply a bonus. I would be happy doing the same thing with my family if we only had bologna sandwiches for dinner.
The love I receive from my family has been instrumental in my battle against Muscular Dystrophy. I would not trade this for anything in the world.
Between the help and motivation my family has given me and the help our charity has received from perfect strangers I am reminded that their is still good in the world. Even in the darkest hours of humanity a glow of well wishes and unselfishness can be seen. I am thankful for my biological family and the family I have gained through my journey in dealing with MD. If everyone comes together anything can be accomplished.
I want everyone to have as great a holiday as I am expecting to have myself. Try to strip away all the day to day monotony and really focus on what this time of year truly represents. Take time to thank those that you could not live without, those that have been your hope and inspiration to get up everyday and face the world.
Everyday is a gift and through my experiences I can truly understand the sheer magnitude of this concept. Please have a restful and reflective holiday and try not to eat too much turkey and stuffing! Until next time everyone. Gobble, gobble!!