I'm thankful to my husband for the love, support, patience, and quiet strength he shows me.
I'm thankful to Sweetie (who is currently climbing me talking about Mama, Mama, Mama) for being such a joy in my life.
I'm thankful to Banting and Best for discovering insulin, which has kept me alive for 21 extra years so far.
I'm thankful to my parents for the sacrifices and choices they made to raise me to be who I am today.
I'm thankful to my mommy friends for their humor and fellowship.
I'm thankful to the DOC for accepting each new member as though they're instant family.
I'm thankful to the company that employees my husband and to the students and organizations that hire me for my services.
I'm thankful to the competent doctors and nurses who work hard to understand my concerns and keep my family and me healthy.
I'm thankful to all of those invisible people whose efforts grew, harvested, packaged, stocked, and sold the food I'm able to buy and prepare for my family...and to those regulators who made sure the foods were safe.
I'm thankful to soldiers for fighting for our country, to liberals for fighting for our personal liberties and safety, to firefighters and other emergency service people for fighting to save our lives.
I'm thankful to the many blue collar workers whom we forget so often - the mail carriers, the fast food workers, the lawn maintenance workers, the daycare employees, the teachers, the retail employees...who make our day easier and provide us with services we take for granted.
I'm also thankful to you for stopping by. Here's Sweetie's first piece of artwork - a fingerprint turkey which now hangs in the soon-to-be art gallery known as Hubster's cubicle. :) Happy Thanksgiving.
This post was written as part of NHBPM - 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J.