I'm grateful for my family.
I'm grateful for my mother, who always has my back even when I don't deserve it.
I'm grateful for my sister who's my best friend.
I'm grateful for my brother who always makes me laugh.
I'm grateful for my uncle who knows how to encourage me and strengthen my faith just when I need it.
I'm grateful for my niece who reminds me life is beautiful.
I'm grateful for my nephew who inspires me to write.
I'm grateful for my great-niece who keeps me young and whose innocence inspires me to fight for the preservation of our culture's time-honored values.
I'm grateful for my friends who are true lights in the darkness.
I'm grateful I live in a country where, for now, at least, I can speak my mind, practice my faith, and live my life as I choose with little fear of persecution, imprisonment, or death.
And finally, as a cancer survivor, I'm just grateful to be here, to see another holiday, to be alive.
God is good!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!