Thankful for What?

November 21, 2014 9:29 PM

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Recently, I came across an essay that I wrote in my high school creative writing class called "Thankful for What." It was an ode to our family Thanksgiving dinner and rife full of sarcasm, too-cool-for-school anecdotes, and some good ole teenage angst. I cringed a bit as I read it. You see, I was a bit of a little ingrate back then. Blame it on the hormones. Or, perhaps years of Catholic school and protective parents finally manifesting into rebellion as I slowly tip-toed towards adulthood. (Incidentally, sorry Mom and Dad. I love you!)

In reading this "interesting" work of mine, I couldn't help but be shocked at how much I've grown and changed over the past 20 years. Today's "Thankful for What" would be so different: a million miles long and completely heartfelt and sincere, peace-loving yoga girl that I am. No sarcasm or angst in...

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