I have so much to be thankful for, I cannot count all my blessings. I am an in excellent place in my life and I will never forget what it took to get here. It has been a great 2011. I am thankful for this year.
Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!
A Thanksgiving tradition for our family has been the day-after road trip to Terrell, TX to cut down our Christmas tree. The day-after-Thanksgiving begins our Christmas celebration, which lasts until New Year’s Day. We have been journeying to the Wall’s Family Farm for over 15 years now and it has become a most anticipated event on the heels of Thanksgiving. Traveling together for the one-hour drive east of Dallas to this wonderful Christmas tree farm is a fun time in itself. Once we navigate the country roads to arrive at the brightly painted red farmhouse with Christmassy white trim, the fun really begins. It’s hot chocolate, Christmas Carols, a hay ride to the Christmas Trees, and then taking turns cutting the tree down while lying on the ground sawing away. Driving home with the tree on the roof is the end of Thanksgiving and the beginning of Christmas for our family. A wonderful family tradition.
I’m also thankful for big box hardware stores. This four-day weekend is always a great time to tackle those home improvement projects that would normally take more than a regular weekend to do!
- for my incredible parking karma. Ride with me to the mall and you will be amazed too
- for the fact I can bake Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes flat
- that I can nail any movie quote, thus proving I know almost everything about absolutely nothing
- that my staring contest competition record this year is 10 and 6—all that mirror training is starting to pay off
- that 5 out of 4 People have trouble with fractions (just like me)
- for gravity. There’s been many a time I felt I was about to fall off the earth, but it didn’t happen
- for pie—especially pumpkin pie
- for haiku.
- that I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed
- that I have eaten no candy corn this year-and won’t
- that I learned during my public school education that “elemenopee” wasn’t one awesome letter
With all that being said, I am very thankful that our military continues to protect our nation and have sacrificed so much for our freedom. I am thankful for my family and all of my colleagues at Southwest Airlines. What a wonderful place to work! I am thankful for our Southwest Customers. We LUV you. Thank you.