Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; Make a List of What You're Thankful For

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD ; Make a List of What You're Thankful For

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For this week, I started writing a column about Thanksgiving myths. There are a lot of things we think we know about holidays like Thanksgiving that just aren't true. But then, I started thinking about everything going on in the world, and in our country right now and wanted to write about something more positive.

This has been a tough year for me personally (open-heart surgery throws a monkey wrench into a lot of plans) and for the country as a whole. At times like this it's important to remember the things I have to be thankful for. The following is just a part of my list, in no particular order:

" My health

" A family that loves me

" A family to love

" A second chance at life

" A roof over my head

" Food to eat

" The opportunity to create

" Friends who've been with me for 30+ years

" New friends

" Watching my girls grow into strong women

" A curious mind.

Looking back at my list, I realize none of them are material. Maybe I'm getting older, but that stuff doesn't seem nearly as important to me as it once did. …

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