Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving: Thankful Edition

What a ride! This time last year I was just a few months into my new job, was a few days away from owning Wilbs, and was getting ready to spend another chilly winter in the cottage!

With Thanksgiving upon us I thought this might be a good time to share a few things that I'm thankful for this year......

I'm thankful........

To have a job that I enjoy going to every day. That is deeply involved in the equestrian lifestyle. And that allows me to have an entrepreneurial spirit and affect change. My team is fantastic- there is not a harder working bunch in the industry.

That we have a comfortable home even if it is a bit cramped. Despite losing out on the past 5 (yes 5) offers we have a lovely spot that allows us to take our time and find a home that's right for us. Frankly, the longer it takes the more we can save. I'm slightly glad that we didn't get the house yesterday- that's a lot of cold, hard cash heading out the door.

I'm thankful for my cat, Linus. He's the ever faithful sounding board and always agrees with me. Also always up for a good cuddle until he decides he's not and bites me.

My horses of course. Even though Wilbur is on vacation I'm glad he is enjoying himself and can look forward to having him home. Polly is such a sweet girl and a most pleasant diversion. And the barn where I've met such a wonderful group of people- truly a barn family.

My very own family- obviously. I was so happy to be able to visit my parents this past October and spend some time with just the two of them. Of course my sisters- who I must make an effort to keep in better contact with next year (hello- do I hear a New Years resolution post in the works?).

Speaking of families- I'm so lucky and thankful to have such a great group of in-laws! I love the random newspaper clippings and emails that arrive to break up the day!

Last but certainly not least- my husband Paul. Firstly, he's super handsome. But beyond looks....he's so supportive in all of my endeavors. Always gently reminding me of "work/ life" balance. So thoughtful, helpful, and kind. I am a lucky, lucky girl.

I was saying to my Mom a month or two ago that things just didn't feel quite right in the world. Despite being a little off-kilter this year I am reminded by this list and so many other things not mentioned here and that I live a wonderful life.
I'm thankful for that.

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