Monday, November 22, 2010

Tomorrow is Only a Day Away

As I lay in bed, about to go to sleep, I have a lot on my mind. I feel like a kid the night before Christmas with so much anticipation that I cannot sleep. I'm so ready to go home tomorrow that it is al I can think about. I only have 1 mandatory class tomorrow and I really don't want to go to it. I don't think I'll be able to concentrate the whole time and I just don't see the point in going. I'm tempted to get in my car and go home tonight. All of this talk of home has lead me to think of how thankful I am for the life that I live. Ironic since Thanksgiving is in 4 days.

Things I'm thankful for:

1. My family - I have a wonderful set of parents that love me more than anything else in the world and do whatever they can to make me happy and I don't show my appreciation nearly as much as I should. I am also fortunate to have a sister that I can talk to, get along with, and in some cases look up to. I also love that my extended family cares so much for me. I think about people with families that are not like mine and I just don't know what I would do if I didn't have parents that took care of me and loved me with everything they had.
2. My girlfriend - She is always there for me. She always makes me smile. She always makes me laugh. She always encourages me. She always listens to me. She's so far from perfect, but there is no doubt in my mind she's perfect for me. I'm getting off topic. Anyways, I'm just really lucky to have someone that I can talk to about anything, trust, and that encourages me as much as she does.
3. My friends - Not only did I have great friends before college, but I am so lucky to have met the people that I have and built the friendships I am building. My teammates are like my new brothers. You form a friendship as teammates that is way beyond friendships I think. Doing workouts and 90 minute runs with these guys builds a friendship other than just partying together on the weekends or playing video games. We go through some of the worst pain our bodies have ever felt together in workouts. That sounds weird or whatever, but it's true.
4. My intelligence - I am a freshman in college with a 4.0 as a Biological Science major. Although I'm only in beginner level classes, getting an A in Biology I is kind of a big deal. I graduated high school in National Honors Society and with a 3.89 GPA. I'm on academic scholarship and I'm just very thankful for the brain The Lord gave me.
5. My athleticism - I'm a Division I athlete in the SEC. Kind of a big deal. I never thought I would be here. I wouldn't be here without all the abilities The Lord gave me. Not just physical, but also the mental toughness.
6. My appearance - This sounds horrible, but sometimes you see people and they are just unfortunate looking. It's not their fault, like what they wear or how they look, but I just can't help but feel thankful that when I look in the mirror I inherited some attractive qualities from my parents.
7. All the things I'm not or haven't done - I'm thankful I've never been arrested, broken a bone, had my heart broken, had any disease, been abused. I'm not cruel, a rebel, mean, stuck up, poor, or who knows what other really bad qualities.

I'm really thankful for a lot more, I just can't think of them all at once. Maybe I should put on here one thing I'm thankful for each day to keep in mind how great my life is and that way I wouldn't take as much for granted.

I used a lot of colors in this post which leads me to think about some of my obsessions. I have a lot of weird quirks. One of them is going in order on stuff. I don't really care what color is next, I'm going in order. I'm not going to care if you can't read it perfectly, if it doesn't match, or if its pink and girly. I just have to use it. I don't really know why I'm like this, I just am and it really bothers me when I go out of order for things. I have systems for everything. One of the weirdest is deciding what to wear. People always freak out on this one. I just wear whatever is next in my closet or drawer. I never really pick out clothes. Ok, anyways, enough with my weird stuff.

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