Giving Thanks: A Top 5 List

I can’t believe it’s already November. The year is moving quickly toward the end, and I feel the warm breath of time on my neck as every year and every day seem to move more and more quickly. But I am grateful for my life. I think about people whose choices are far more limited than mine, and I know I am blessed.

In honor of Thanksgiving this month, I am going to make a list of the top five things for which I am thankful.

#5 Beer: A few beers make life seem a lot simpler.Elysian Beer Tamsui

#4 Job: Teaching allows me to live in a foreign country and do things I have only dreamt of in the past.

Me Teaching

#3 Books: Books allow me to live a million different lives in one lifetime.


#2 Friends: My friends allow me to be myself, to share the deepest parts of me and know I’ll still be loved and know I’m not alone.


#1 Family: My family supports me even when they think I’m wrong. They encourage me when I don’t think I have anything left in me. They believe in me even when I don’t believe in myself. I wouldn’t be here without them.

Dad Lauren MeIMG_1495Mom and Nan

So these are the top five things for which I am thankful. What are you thankful for?


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