I’m amazed at how much has happened in a year — getting married, starting a new business, and lots more! Everyday I’m grateful for many things in my life, but being that today is Thanksgiving, I’d like to share some of what I am thankful for:
Watching the three hours of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with my family. The parade was fun to view, but it was more of an experience to see it with my husband and daughter. Going to a theme park or on a road trip is a huge adventure, but sometimes staying at home with the family and bonding over a common activity (even something as passive as TV viewing) can be an adventure in itself.
My Lenovo laptop on which I am typing this blog post.
The love that I share with my family and friends, both in New Jersey and in Florida. I’m blessed with such a terrific support system of love that is reciprocal. Especially now that I have made new friends in Florida, that network has expanded.
My daughter, who somehow keeps me both grounded and flying high. She is an artist and writer and aspires to work in anime. Every day she surprises me with something awesome about her. Watching her grow and realizing that I play a role in her maturity is amazing.
My clients for my freelancing business. Thank you for allowing me help you express your thoughts through the written word.
My morning coffee – for the fact that I can drink it and enjoy it while typing this. Bailey’s Irish Cream has lately been my creamer flavor of choice.
Grateful that after a few days of dreary rain, the Floridian sun has reemerged. Hopefully it will stay that way for the rest of the day. I just checked the weather report. 68 degrees Fahrenheit as a high in Orlando and sunny. Hallelujah!
Still being able to see fall foliage even though I’m in Florida. I can take a moment’s drive into the local neighborhood Baldwin Park to admire the beauty of the changing colors, which is one things I miss about Jersey.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
— James 1:17
Teresa Edmond-Sargeant is an Orlando, FL-based writer, journalist, author and poet. She is the founder/owner of Heathermoors Books & Words, a freelance writing service that customizes content for local publications and small businesses in Central Florida. A former staff writer in North Jersey, Edmond-Sargeant won two NJ Press Association Awards. She is the author of a poetry book “How Fate’s Confusion Connects” and an Amazon Kindle short story ebook “Eve the First,: A Fairy Tale Revision”.