Saturday, November 26, 2011 | By: Melody Joy King

5 minute inspired by my friend, Alison:

I am copying this idea from my good friend, Alison whom I have had the privilege of knowing for the past 17 years. The prompt for today's post is the word grateful and I am to write for five minutes straight on that subject without editing or re-wording anything. For someone who is a perfectionist when it comes to blogging/writing, this is NO small feat. :0P I have a hard time communicating through the written word without re-reading everything I write over and over again, oftentimes ever AFTER I've hit the publish post button. I just like to make sure that I am comuunicating clearly and in the best way possible....from my heart. Ok now I have one minute to write about the actual prompt. LOL.....Grateful: I am grateful for my very favorite Thanksgiving memory/tradition that my family had practiced each year for a while now. We all sit down together at some point on Thanksgiving day and share things we are deeply thankful to God for. This year for the very first time, we also went around the circle with my 16 member family (and growing!) and shared something we appreciated and are thankful for about the person seated 2 seats over from us. I had my 14 year old baby brother Joel. There are a million things I love and appreciate about that kid, but the first thing out of my mouth was that I am thankful and look forward to getting a hug and kiss on the cheek from him every time I walk through my parent's door. How many 14 year old kids do you know who do that? I don't know ANY! #blessedfamily. :0)