Because at the core of thanksgiving or being grateful lies an opportunity where we can actually pause, reflect and recognize just how truly blessed we are…even with the small things. Why do we wait until, "you don't know what you have until it's gone" to be appreciative? There is so much good in one's life, no matter who you are. And finding good things are possible, if you're willing to look hard enough and name the obvious. For instance, the more 'obvious' something is (sight-the fact that you can read this), the more you take it for granted. Those are the things that you should feel the most grateful for.. Simple things can trigger a feeling of gratitude too. When you're sick, don't you value being healthy more than when you are sick? Of course, because you realize how wonderful it is to just feel normal. A lot of people don't understand how good they really have it, even if they are living pay check to pay check. Seriously, people I think it's a whole lot better than not having a job and/or being homeless!
So these are the things I am
―I am grateful for life...the air I breathe, my health, being able to see, walk and hear..yes healthy body and Mind!
―I am grateful (and Blessed!) to be a mother to beautiful Victoria...whose wise soul keeps me grounded.
―I am most grateful for my mom being with and around me...without you (taking care of Vic), getting my Degree would have been an impossibility.
―I'm ever grateful for my family...they are annoying
―I am grateful that am mentally healthy…I think?
―I am grateful for my unlimited access to clean water.
―I am grateful for never having to go more than 24 hours without food in my life.
―I am grateful for advances in technology…the internet and being able to literally connect with the world/people...and write in this space!
―I am grateful that I know that happiness is a choice…yes we choose.
―I am grateful that I live in a democracy…even though the forces of power and greed are assaulting our beautiful twin isle.
―I am especially grateful that I have an 'open mind' and am willing to get out of my comfort zone...and chase my dreams.
―I'm grateful that there is so much beauty and joy to be had in living life…
Enjoy the beauty in your life today. Look around. Gratitude...It's everywhere.
How about you?
Tell me what you're grateful for in the comments section.