In recent years, the Thanksgiving holiday has become one of my favorite holidays. I remember when I was younger, in my middle school years, Thanksgiving simply meant eating lots of yummy food and a break from school which was awesome of course! But I don’t think I realized what the true meaning of the holiday was.
Now I see Thanksgiving in a whole new light. I see it as such a precious day to spend quality time with family and friends, to create memories and to bond with one another. Holidays for me never meant the typical scene of a large Hispanic family. When my parents immigrated here to the U.S from El Salvador they left most of their family members behind. I have never gotten the chance to meet most of my aunts, uncles, and even cousins. Sometimes I do wish I had a bigger family to be around during the holidays but then I bring myself back and I think about my mom and sisters and I’m so grateful for them.
I think our bond has gotten closer after my dad passed away 5 years ago. I cherish the relationships I have with my mom and sisters now more than ever. Today I wanted to share with you all a few things that I’m particularly thankful for this year.
*Having a great job that I truly enjoy
*Being able to wake up and chase after my dreams each day
*My loving boyfriend David (he’s my biggest supporter, love you boo!)
*Morning runs when I catch the sunrise
*My Husky, Luna (love her!)
Now it’s your turn, my friend!
What are a few things you are grateful for?
Share in the comments down below!
Remember to take a moment each day to reflect back on all the goodness in your life. There’s so much of it all around you.
Wishing you love, success, and a lifetime of bliss!
This post is part of the Houston Latina Bloggers’ Thanksgiving Blog Hop. Please follow along with all our beautiful bloggers! And let’s give thanks! ¡Demos Gracias!
Monday, November 14th – Coppelia / www.Coppeliamarie.com
Tuesday, November 15th – Sybil Sanchez / www.sybilblog.wordpress.com
Wednesday, November 16th Anel Lestage / www.Tendernestportraits.com
Thursday, November 17th Martha Villegas / www.LifetimeofBliss.com
Friday, November 18th Lauren Coto / www.wiferellatoboymom.blogspot.com
Saturday, November 19th Lizet Karla / email@example.com
Sunday, November 20th Amanda Hewitt / www.PositivelyBeautifulLifeblog.com
Monday, November 21st Valerie Carmona / www.ValAroundTown.com
Tuesday, November 22nd Ahidee Romero / www.houseofromero.com
Wednesday, November 23rd Mary Nieto / 3nmeblog.com
I’m thankful for you, Martha, and the beauty & positivity you share with the world! You are a blessing! And I’m thankful for our Houston Latina Bloggers tribe! ?November 17, 2016 at 4:37 pm
Thank you so much Coppelia, you are a shining light yourself!November 18, 2016 at 2:31 pm
<3 It's a beautiful thing to be surrounded by like-minded people.