I am thankful most of all for all of the things I should be thankful for, my beautiful family, God, my job, friends, etc. I don't mean to belittle those things, because they are BIG things, but this year I tried to think a little further about things I take for granted.
The first thing that came to mind was simple: health. For the past 2 months I have watched my mother undergo radiation and chemotherapy for throat cancer. We have been blessed that they found it early enough to treat and she has a good prognosis for recovery. But during the treatment it has been difficult. I have been reminded to be thankful for small things we take for granted with our health... being able to swallow easy, a sense of taste, energy to get up in the morning, healthy skin and having the luxury of hair on our head.
I have also been reminded to be thankful for having a mother still walking on this earth.