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To Be Thankful For One Of The Biggest Blessings Taken For Granted

On Thanksgiving, we give thanks and appreciate the many blessings that we have in life. The things we tend to overlook every day: such as family, friends, and the ability to eat as much food as we want. I have so much to be thankful for, we all do. I know that sometimes it can be easy to take these things for granted, especially if it’s a person who’s always there for you.

            With this special holiday coming up, I wanted to write about something I am very thankful for. I thought about the idea for this article for a long time. I didn’t want it to be the typical article, and it’s a little scary being completely vulnerable for the world to read.

            If you know me at all, you know there is a special someone in my life that means the world to me. That someone has been in my life for almost three years now. In every good and every bad day, he has been there. In this very short three years, we like to believe that what we have developed to share is something that is very special. Something we both have never experienced before. I’m not just thankful for this person who means so much to me, I’m thankful for our relationship, what it has brought to my life and what it has taught me.

            He does so much for me and I really don’t tell him enough but I am beyond thankful for him. First of all, he pushes me to be a better person. He has seen my flaws; he has seen me make some of the biggest mistakes in my life. He’s seen me in my prime time of maturing. He has seen me grow. He has helped me learn. He has never given up on me or judged me. He’s loved me through it all and I am so thankful for that because he could have left a long time ago.

            I’m thankful for his huge heart and his overwhelming compassion, his humor and all of his hard work. I am thankful because he teaches me not to worry about the things I cannot change. He calms me down when I am being irrational. He is my patience when I have none left (which is a lot of the time). He is so hardworking. I’m his girlfriend, not his fiancé, not his wife and he already proves to me that he wants to support me and take care of me. I am so thankful for that because I do not deserve that at all.

            I am thankful God put him in my life. I’m thankful because I know I tend to exaggerate a little, I let the little things bother me, but he helps me to see that sometimes things just don’t matter as much as I think they do. I am thankful that he is the complete opposite of me but he balances me out, he brings me back down to earth. He is so much more than I can even explain.

            I’m thankful for him because he has shown me that I deserve someone who gives me the world. Besides my Dad and my brother, no other guy I have ever met has shown me that. He is not obligated to make me feel that way. He always takes care of me. He is always there when I need him. I’m thankful he knows how to make loaded potato soup when I’m sick, he knows my favorite candy when I have had a bad day, he can drive two hours when my tire goes flat, he wishes me good luck on all my exams, he encourages my writing even though he hates reading, and all the other countless things he does for me that I don’t deserve.

            I’m thankful for him because he helps to instill confidence in me. He shows and tells me that I am always good enough. He always encourages me. He has never made me feel like I won’t succeed. He makes me feel like I am such an incredible person. I’m so thankful for that because really, I know that it’s him that is the incredible one. He tells me I am beautiful, even when we both know I’m not always looking my best. He wipes away my tears and my snot from my running nose when I cry uncontrollably, whether that be from emotional hurt or just something as simple from watching a sappy movie. He even makes me laugh when I don’t want to.  He can make me so mad, annoy me so bad, but when I see him I can’t help but smile. I’m thankful God allows me to have someone to do that to me. I’m thankful he makes me feel normal and not crazy when I tend to cry over dumb things too.

            I’m thankful that he gives me my own space, and time with my friends when I need it.  I am thankful because he has taught me to have an open mind. I’m way more open to new things that I would never have considered before him. There are some things that I never thought about giving a chance. I mean who knew I could actually be good at fishing?

            I’m thankful that he pushes me to have fun, be spontaneous, to loosen up, and to not always take life so seriously. I’m thankful for our late night car rides, getting lost in towns, and talking about our thoughts on life, our dreams, and aspirations. I’m thankful he wants to listen to me talk about nonsense for hours (because I really can do that).

            I’m thankful because he has taught me why I have been hurt in relationships in the past. I’m thankful he has helped me learn from that. I am thankful that he has seen my bad, helped me push through it, and loved me for it anyway. I am thankful that he has helped made me strive to become better every day, yet never making me feel like I’m a bad person in any way at all. He has accepted me, loved me, and shown me off to the world. I am thankful that he has always made me feel loved, accepted, wanted and worthy.

            I’m thankful that no matter the situation, he knows exactly what to say to make it better and to make me laugh. I’m thankful he not only knows how to be an amazing boyfriend but an amazing friend. Not only to me but to all of his friends.

            I’m thankful for him because he has taught me the true meaning of deep, compassionate, and just all around, real love. I’m thankful because I honestly never thought I would feel anything like this for someone. I mean it’s something you hope and dream for but nothing you really think you will ever experience. I’m thankful he never goes a day without making me feel like I am loved. I’m thankful that he loves me and that he has helped me love myself.

            I am thankful for him because I always have someone to be silly with. I am thankful there is someone in this world that always wants to see me laugh, and for always being honest with me, even when the truth sucks. I am thankful I have someone who wants our relationship to be based on Christian values, who attends church with me, who prays with me. I am thankful that he always gives me his meals even though he liked what he ordered better.

            I’m thankful that God gave me someone to see so much good in life. I have learned what a relationship should be about. I have learned why none of my relationships in the past have ever worked out and I am thankful for that.

            I have learned that just like the bible says, “Love is patient, and love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts and always hopes and always perseveres.  Love never fails.” Our relationship has shown me for all of that to be so true. I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

            I’m thankful for everything our relationship has given me and I am thankful I have someone like him who wants to talk about and eventually plan a future with me. I’m thankful for someone who is just as crazy about me as I am about him.

          I don’t understand what I did to deserve someone who thinks so highly of me and I’m okay with spending the rest of my life not knowing as long as it means I have him in it. I have learned to love him so much for all of these reasons. No matter where life takes us in the world, which I hope it’s always together, I am so thankful I have had this experience and these memories with him.

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Thank you for all you do. I know I will never say thank you enough but I promise what you do for me, what we have, I am so incredibly thankful for it. I love you goober.

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