RED ALERT: Cheesy Thanksgiving Post

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2013 has been a strange year for us.  We moved, which is something I thought we may never do.  We quickly and easily sold our home, which is something I thought would be difficult.  Our kids transitioned smoothly to a new daycare, even though we expected the worst.  And, we stumbled upon a nice place to live temporarily while we search for a new home, which is something that I never expected.

So, even though Greg quit his job to try sales, and hated it, we’re still better off than we were a year ago for a variety of reasons.  We’ve built up our assets this year, for instance, and stayed debt free.  We’ve also maintained our good health, which is something that I’m eternally grateful for.  And even though our lives still aren’t perfect, I still have so many things to be thankful for.  So, I wrote a cheesy Thanksgiving post to outline some of the things I am thankful for on a daily basis.  Here are a few: 

  • I’m thankful for the love and support of my husband who lets me stay at home and work in my pajamas all day.
  • I’m thankful that we have the means to adequately care for our family, and to save for their future as well.
  • I’m thankful for another year with my dog Pablo, the freeloading genius.  He turned 11 this year.  Due to some tumors in his chest, I’m not sure how many years he has left.
  • I’m pissed about the Affordable Care Act, but I’m thankful that we all have our health.  As maddening as it all is, I can’t imagine navigating through it all while trying to manage an illness and maintain a constant rate of care.
  • I’m incredibly thankful for my extended family and parents.  They are the best!
  • I’m thankful for my kids who always manage to brighten up my day.
  • I’m thankful that a dear family member is currently winning her fight against pancreatic cancer like a boss.
  • I’m thankful for all of the job opportunities I have been given in the freelance world, although there are sometimes too many!
  • And, I am eternally thankful to everyone who stops by and reads, comments, or shares what I write.  You’re awesome. 

Well, most of you are awesome.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? 

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving Holly. Thankful for health, family and my work. 2013 has been a blessed year and 2014 will be better. Hope you and your family have a good weekend.

  2. You’re right, this post is cheesy! Just kidding! It’s definitely crazy how much change you and you’re family has gone through the past year or so. I’m thankful for family, friends, and having a job that I enjoy. Of course, I also am thankful for all my blogging buddies!

  3. Now I’m nervous to comment. What category am I in – “awesome” or “non-awesome”? 🙂 Have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. No cheesy apologies needed for being thankful.

    Always great to stop and reflect. Too often we stop and reflect on our finances and not enough on life itself.

    Have a great holiday!

    The Warrior

    1. You too! We’re just planning to get together with family and relax!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving Holly and family! Thanks for a great year of reading! Love the blog!

  6. Lots of stuff to be grateful for. I’m grateful for the obvious stuff (healthy, family, friends) and more freelance opportunities this year.

  7. Awesome list, Holly. I don’t ever tire of reading what people are thankful for – it’s so encouraging. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 🙂

  8. I’m thankful for this whole year. Last year I was getting out of a long term, bad relationship, moving out, and very depressed. This year I started my blog, started a new relationship, ran a marathon, and started finding my happiness every day with gratitude. It’s amazing what a difference a year can make.

  9. There’s nothing cheesy about being thankful. In a world where most of us focus on what we don’t have or what we want to have, it’s good to stop and reflect about what we do have…and be thankful for it!

    Great, now I sound cheesy 🙂

  10. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Now I want to eat some “fancy” cheeses and drink some “fancy” wine… I blame you picture of cheese and my love of wine.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving! You should dedicate this post to that reader who claimed all you do is complain. 😛

    I love your site and I’m thankful for your knowledge and posts!

  12. All great things to be thankful for. I hope you and your family have an AWESOME Thanksgiving 🙂

  13. It’s so great to be thankful and to be able to count your blessings. You have a lot to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving (we had Canadian thanksgiving last month, in October, so we’re in full out Christmas mode right now).

  14. Happy Thanksgiving! Seems like you caught a lot of breaks this year (except the Obamacare bit). One of the things I’m thankful this year is all the finance blogs (yours included) I recently discovered! I have so much to learn.

  15. Happy Thanksgiving buddy!! Hope you enjoyed the day nicely!! This is indeed a cheesy Thanksgiving post and I enjoyed every bit of it. I’m truly thankful to this Thanksgiving because after many years my family have celebrated this joyful day with all of our relatives. It’s a great pleasure to see all of my relatives.

  16. It is good for us to notice all of the blessings that we have in our lives. Sometimes things are moving so fast, it can be hard to stop and notice all that we have.

    We have our kids, we have our health, we never have to be cold or hungry. Life is good.

  17. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! We all have so many things to be grateful for this year and only more in the years to come.

    Your post wasn’t cheesy, just right on the money 😉 Here’s to family, friends, laughter, and good health!

  18. Awesome list of things to be thankful for. It does look like you have had a wonderful year with a few bumps here and there, I think that is more than enough than what we really need. You’re lucky. 🙂

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