Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cliché Thanksgiving Post

It’s the time of year again when Americans travel to be with loved ones, stampede down the aisles of Wal-Mart, and succeed in setting something on fire while in the process of cooking the perfect Thanksgiving meal. For much of my childhood, Thanksgiving was spent at my mom’s mother’s house in Alabama. Now, it is spent right down the street at my dad’s parents. Either way, I am always reminded of the importance of family.

In the holiday spirit (and because I like lists), I’m going to list what I am thankful for this year. I want to look back at how I change and grow through the years, and this is a great way to do that.

I am thankful for…

  1. My mom, for being a strong role model. You know how to make your kids laugh, and you are one of my best friends.
  2. My dad, for being so caring. You understands my love for all animals (even rats and moles), and have always taught me to never give up.
  3. My brother, for understanding my sense of humor and for listening to the stories that I’ve been making up for years. In a way, you were what made me love music. You listened to the songs that I made up off the top of my head as you fell asleep, and that inspired me to continue writing songs.
  4. My friends, for being real with me even if you don’t always understand me.  
  5. Koas and Olle, for listening from thousands of miles away. I know that I can tell either of you anything without worrying about you stabbing me in the back. I’ve known you both for exactly a year now. Here’s to many more years!
  6. My cat Jazmine, for sleeping beside me and keeping my toes warm at night.
  7. My cat Peeta, for making me so happy for two years. You were such an amazing cat, and I know that I will never forget you.
  8. Liberty, for being the most amazing dog in the world. You have been a part of our family for eleven years, and I still remember the day we got you. You’ve always been like Nana from Peter Pan.
  9. Ellie, for being the most spoiled mutt that I’ve ever known. Thank you for making me laugh.
  10. My job. It supports my music and book addiction.
  11. The field. It’s a place to run in the open and be alone.
  12. The river, for being a place of peace and life and promise.
  13. The woods, for being a home to so many kinds of life. A place that is both loud and silent.
  14. My past, for shaping me into the person that I have become.
  15. My mistakes, for teaching me that I can be better than what I was yesterday.
  16. My knowledge, for allowing me to see past so much ignorance and hate.
  17. My heart, for being empathetic.
  18. My imagination, for making everyday interesting.
  19. Memories, for making me smile and cry.
  20. Last of all, I am thankful for my readers. You make me so happy when I see that someone has commented or emailed me from the Say, Sara page. Thank you for being so supportive and amazing.

What are you thankful for? Leave a comment below!

Peace, Love, and Books,



  1. I like your list, especially the knowledge part. I have an award for you over at my blog if you're interested!

  2. Aw, thank you so much! I love reading your posts, I've sort of been MIA lately and I'll have to catch up on reading!