Grateful for Us

Author: Kristin Frappier, The Dating Game

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Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the people in your life, experiences you’ve had and memories you have shared. Right now I would like to take the time to give thanks for my boyfriend Steve.

I am thankful that Steve is the one I sat across from at dinner just about six months ago. He has a universal acceptance for my different abilities. He brightens my day with just the sound of his voice. He makes me laugh on days I just feel like I want to cry.

When we are together there is no obstacle we can’t conquer. He holds my hand when the road gets rocky. I try until I can fly with him with nothing to lose because I know he will catch me. Anything we share makes me feel more alive and excited for what may come next.

My heart is happy, and the world’s beauty is more vivid with Steve in my life. Steve makes me feel as though I am on top of the world — not just by the things he does but by being the person that he is. I don’t know how I got so lucky or even how a chance taken turned into a dream come true but to say thank you for everything would never be enough!

Instead I say I love you through every storm, under every night sky and in the glow of every setting sun. I am thankful for us!

To My Boyfriend, I’m Grateful for Us

Author: Kristin Frappier, The Dating Game

To my boyfriend,

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the people in your life, experiences you’ve had and memories you have shared. Right now I would like to take the time to give thanks to you, my boyfriend.

I am thankful that you are the one I sat across from at dinner just about six months ago. You have a universal acceptance for my different abilities, and for me as well. You brighten my day with just the sound of your voice. You make me laugh on days I just feel like I want to cry.

When we are together there is no obstacle we can’t conquer. You hold my hand when the road gets rocky. I try until I can fly with you, and I know I have nothing to lose because I know you will catch me. Anything we share makes me feel more alive and excited for what may come next.

My heart is happy, and the world’s beauty is more vivid with you in my life. You makes me feel as though I am on top of the world — not just by the things he does but by being the person that he is. I don’t know how I got so lucky or even how a chance taken turned into a dream come true, but to say thank you for everything would never be enough!

Instead I say I love you through every storm, under every night sky and in the glow of every setting sun. I am grateful for us!

Love, Me

 

This Thanksgiving holiday, I urge you to share your story of gratitude of your significant other. Does he brighten your day as well? Do you feel like the two of you can overcome anything together? This is the perfect time to remind your significant other of that, and to celebrate it, together. Write him a letter, just like I did.

Why I’m Grateful for You

Author: Mary Grace Donaldson, Real Life Stories

Dear #NAMB Readers (and Authors!):

Well, millennials, we can mostly say that those who describe us to the public still don’t give the most accurate description of our generation.

The media — and previous generations — still categorizes us as lazy, entitled and well, crybabies. Now, I’m not saying that those types of millennials don’t exist, but those personality types also exist within generations other than millennials. There are different types of people everywhere, of all ages.

However, this letter is not meant to focus on the negative. It’s meant to focus on the positive, and the positive here is all of you. So, I’m writing a cliche thank-you letter, because without our readers, we wouldn’t have #NAMB.

Thank you for supporting us. For commenting on our posts. For embracing our mission. For reading our content and relating to it. For inspiring us to keep reaching out. For giving us ideas for content and social media. For sharing — because without social media word of mouth, we wouldn’t continue to grow and spread the mission. For fighting those stereotypes I mentioned above. Keep fighting, and don’t own those negative notions just because they’re out there.

Now I’m going to get a bit more personal.. I’m thankful for #NAMB and what it’s brought out in me, and in our team. It has given me the ability to write a piece about an aspect of my personality I rarely talk about with anyone, and I was inspired by other amazing real life stories written by our team. Together we’ve created a remarkable space where we can be ourselves.

Which brings me to… our team. I cannot be any more thankful for all of you and the work you’ve done to create #NAMB and build it into the space that we’ve made it. You’ve taken time away from your lives to contribute, and you bring wonderful work to the table. I’m especially grateful to Danny for his excellent editorial work, and to Michelle for her tireless efforts toward bringing #NAMB to even more millennials — as well as for her writing and attention to the details that sometimes I don’t see.

Before I go on too long, I’m going to bring this to a close, but I truly hope that all of you have enjoyed what #NAMB has brought to you.

With love,
Mary Grace

Why I’m Grateful for My Job

Author: Michelle Ioannou, Career Advice

I’m grateful for my job.

Yes, I do groan when my alarm goes off in the morning. Yes, I will Gchat my friends while at work to complain about something, or about how the day is dragging. And yes, there are some days my job stresses me out to the point where I feel like screaming.

But I am grateful for my job. And if you have a job, you should be too.

It’s pretty easy to take our jobs for granted. It’s really easy to forget that there are many people out there who would kill to be in our shoes. And, it’s easy to forget how valuable being on someone’s payroll really is.

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Work can suck, don’t get me wrong. Even if you love your job and love what you do, there are days that are bad and days that are stressful — it’s inevitable. And those days it’s the most important to remember how fortunate you are that you have a job.

There are plenty of people out there all over the world — both millennials and non-millennials — who have college educations, who have experience, but unfortunately have not had any luck in the job hunt.

Be grateful for your job.

Whether you’re working full time, or part-time; whether you’re working in the industry you want to or not; whether you’re salaried or freelancing — be grateful. You have a paycheck coming your way.

And yes, money isn’t everything, but unfortunately it’s a means of survival in today’s world. Being on someone’s payroll is something that you should be grateful for — today and always.

I am very grateful for my job. Even days that I’m stressed or overwhelmed with the amount of work I have to do, I am still grateful to be employed, and I hope you are too.

Dear Life

Author: Kristin Frappier, Literary Mag

Dear Life:

I am thankful for so many aspects of you.
I am thankful for heartache because it has shown me my true strength.
I am thankful for my friends and family because even when I am imperfect they are there.
I’m thankful for new adventures that test me in new ways.
I’m thankful for taking new chances that make me feel like I can fly.
I am thankful for my loving boyfriend who has the biggest heart I’ve ever seen, can make me laugh even if I don’t want to, and has a wish not to change me but for me to see myself the way he sees me.
I am thankful for my poetry because it provide me with an outlet that allows me to keep the smile on my face.
I am thankful for a new dream and to chase new opportunities.
I am thankful for dreams and goals because they are the things that keep me driven.