What you need to know to be a real adult.
When you’re 25-ish, you’re old enough to know what kind of music you love, regardless of what your last boyfriend or roommate always used to play. You know how to walk in heels, how to tie a necktie, how to give a good toast at a wedding and how to make something for dinner. You don’t have to think much about skin care, home ownership or your retirement plan. Your life can look a lot of different ways when you’re 25: single, dating, engaged, married. You are working in dream jobs, pay-the-bills jobs and downright horrible jobs. You are young enough to believe that anything is possible, and you are old enough to make that belief a reality.
Thanksgiving is a day where we all gather together to be thankful for the blessings we have in our lives. We’re thankful for the food on our table, but we’re also thankful to be blessed with wonderful family, friends, community, and good health. Most of us have these, but we take them for granted on most days.
I may not be swimming in money or living in a mansion, but I do have the best of everything that I do have. I have a loving family that I got closer with now that I moved back home. I have a wonderful boyfriend that brings out the best in me (and loves me when I’m hard to love!). I have amazing friends that I know will always have the best times with. I am living the dream at my amazing job with coworkers that I love. And I’m thankful for all the things I can do because of the opportunities that I can seize as they come along.
So it’s nice that we have a day just to give thanks and to be grateful. But really, we should be thankful for what we have everyday - to be thankful of the past and lessons we learned, to cherish the present, and to look forward to the future that we may enjoy.
Like Oprah Winfrey once said, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”