I’m Thankful For…. So Much.

I know, I’m late. But as we head into December, the last month of the year, it’s always nice to write down what you are thankful for. My list will be simple, because in all the chaos of life and work, family and friends…. some things just need to be easy. The following flows from my head, to my heart, and through my finger tips! Some serious, some fun (but real.)

Here we go….

My parents, who are still together and taught me to be a good, respectable woman. Proud of me when I went to college, graduated, and starting working right away. Moved around by myself to get my start. Taught me to make my own money. Save my money. Know when to have fun, and when to take things seriously.

People around me. (The blonde. Her fiance. Her daughter. The brunette. Her husband. Her baby. Friends from home. Blue eyes. Big J. Rod. Texas. Thnx. Coop. The newlyweds. Anth x 2. Steph. My co-workers. D-Val. Bro. Sis.) The list could go on and on but these people have had the most impact on me this year. And yes, I refer to them in nicknames because that’s what flowed off my fingertips.

My job. I love what I do. I look forward to going to work. It doesn’t feel like work.


My place. My view.

The people at my place. So nice and helpful.

My Mom just completed her yearly mammogram cancer free, after beating breast cancer. Thank God.

Kind strangers. The ones who write me thoughtful messages. The ones who don’t know me at all but feel they should send me kind words full of motivation and the ones who recognize my achievements, even though they don’t have to. Some are fans of my friends, some are fans of mine, some are just people who enjoy interacting. I also appreciate all the loyal strangers who listen to the radio show and have followed me through the years. It means so much.

The kittens I fostered, that found a good home, thanks to the Nevada SPCA.

The occasional vodka and soda. Good food.

My shoe collection. 🙂

All the new healthy babies born this year. I love watching my friend’s kids grow up and their new found job of being parents.

Feeling free.

The laughs.

Having grace. Sticking with who I am, no matter how much I know I should act differently, I stay with what I believe and what my inner self tells me to do. In the end I win. Because then I feel good about myself, and don’t care if others choose to treat me differently. I stay the same. It’s a choice I’m happy with. I’m thankful, I make my own choices. I don’t conform to what should be done, I go with what I feel is right for me.

December 21st in 2013. Not this year, but since we haven’t reached that day yet, it feels like this year. That day, I witnessed and was part of something really nice. I pushed some people to do something I thought was important and should be reflected upon and celebrated. It was. I believe certain things should be an occasion, instead of a normal day. It’s how people make memories beyond their daily routine. They did.

A sad day last spring that turned into a day of bonding friendships and love. People showed up. People dropped everything. We hit the road. We came together. And it meant something. Life changed a bit.

My parents visits. Taking them out and showing them this great city brings me joy. I love watching them have fun, dressing up, and staying up late! Ha.

New friends.

Ice cream cones.

Las Vegas. I love it. I’m so glad I stayed.

Most of all. Health and happiness for everyone around me.

I look forward to finishing up this year, making more memories, working hard, and taking some time to relax.

What are you thankful for?

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4 thoughts on “I’m Thankful For…. So Much.

  1. You have such a remarkable attitude and epitomize the slogan: “when the going get tough, the tough get going.”

    I’m so happy I know you.


  2. I have suffered several losses in my life, but I am thankful that I have my memories to keep them with me. I am struggling now trying to help and care for my wife who is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. But I am thankful for still having spent 45 wonderful years with her and I am reliving those years as she forgets and I have to explain them too her.

    I am thankful for people like Dayna, who take the time to share a part of their lives with us (I am ecstatic that she decided to stay in Vegas). I start my day everyday with Dayna and Diaz.

    I am thankful for Las Vegas and all the great people I have gotten to know over the 40+ years I have lived here, especially some I only know from social media (Dayna Roselli, Melissa Duran, Sherry Swensk, Casey Smith, Kim Yoko Smith, and the list goes on…).

    I am thankful for my health and I work hard to stay healthy.

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