Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things I Am Most Thankful For This Year

This feature is hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.

My mom. She’s always in my corner no matter what.Even if I mess up, she's right there for me. Supporting me. Loving me. I cannot ask for much more from her.

My health. I have serious health problems. I’ve never been shy about them.This year my health has been pretty good. Not amazing, but pretty good.I'm very thankful for that as I know so many people who don't have their health.

My younger half sisters & half brother. Things are still awkward with them as I have chosen to have no contact with our dad. However since they have had kids in the past 3 years, I have really worked on establishing a relationship with them.It's not their fault that our dad is a total a-hole. So I'm working on things with them.

My extended family on my mom’s side. It’s small and we do fight on occasion but we have never held a grudge. Even after having a screaming fight with my uncle on Superbowl Sunday about gay rights 2 years ago. We've just agreed to disagree with each other when it comes to politics.

Bloggers. I just started this crazy ride in April and I cannot believe the awesome people that I have met through blogging. I am so thankful for that. I could fill up a full post just talking about those people who I have connected with so I'll just keep it short. Ashley, Jamie, Meredith, Marie & Molli. All of you have brought something special to my life and I thank you so much for that.

My cats. It's no secret that my cats are my family. I would have a very boring life if they were not in it. They have their own personalities and they have made my life even more wonderful.

I'm thankful that I have everything I need. Clothes on my back, a roof over my head and food in my stomach. As long as I have that, everything else is just gravy. So many people in my city live under bridges, have no idea where their next meal is coming from or even if it's coming.

I'm thankful for books. I've loved books since I was a 3 year old and I cannot imagine never being able to read another book. The idea is too awful to even consider.

I'm thankful for authors who treat their readers well. I've heard of authors that have treated readers/bloggers horribly and that makes me so sad. I am so grateful that I have yet to encounter anything like that.All the authors that I have interacted with have been wonderful people.I love that authors are interacting more with their readers. Thank you to social media for that!

J.K.Rowling. For reasons that should be obvious to everyone. She is a goddess and she brought these books that will be classics forever. She taught so many kids about love, sacrifice and how doing the right thing is more important than having a boyfriend/girlfriend.

These are my top ten. It's a mix of book related things and the usual answers that come around at this time of the year.

So what are you most thankful for this year?


  1. <33 Very thankful for YOU! Very happy to have met you this year!

    Wonderful list! So much to be thankful for! I'm glad your health problems have been better this year <3

    1. It was a fairly easy list to compile this year.I'm definitely happy that my health problems have been better this year.

  2. Thank you so much Alexia! I'm glad to have met you too. That's one of the reasons I adore the blogging community - I get to meet people from all over that I wouldn't have met otherwise. It's amazing! I'm glad this year has been fairly good for you health-wise and I hope that continues. Have a great Thanksgiving!

    1. The blogging community has been great. I am really glad that I joined it back in April. It has been so awesome.

  3. I think I've read somewhere that feeling gratitude for others/things in life will make a person feel instantly better, and from reading all the TTT posts this week, I could actually feel happiness radiating off the screen it's amazing =) Happy Thanksgiving!

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

    1. It really is a GREAT feeling isn't it?

      Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Such a sweet post! I think a lot of us are thankful for J.K.Rowling! >.< Happy thanksgiving, love!

  5. Thank you so much for the shout-out! You are an awesome, amazing blogger and it's been so great getting to know you!! <33 :)

    I definitely agree with #6, though for me, it's my dog. I love her so much! She's family :) Also, 8-10, definitely!

    Awesome post!!!! :)

    1. First of all, Happy Thanksgiving!

      My pets have always been family to me. It makes me said that not everyone feels that way.



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