In that vein I am going to wax poetic about about my many blessings - nah. I'll be sparing you that, and share a story instead.
There once was a girl, whose life was a chaotic drama of learn-things-the-hard-way. Her operating premise seemed to be do something the hard way to better prove yourself, often resulting in difficult times.Throughout much of this time she had a friend who listened without judging and looked through all the flotsam to the person underneath the flow from combat boots to berkenstocks and constant scowling cynicism. And he liked who he saw.
Happily she was smart enough
May you find yourself thankful for the things that truly matter in your life this holiday. Happy Thanksgiving.