Sometimes it is easier to focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses” (Abraham Lincoln).
It is important to take time out and remember all of the things to be thankful for. Over and over we should marvel at the blessings of our lives because "every year has grown better than the last" (Lawrence Welk)
It is the season for giving thanks — and there are so many things we can be grateful for.
For family, whether “by blood” or the people we have met in our life, that always make us feel at home.
For our children: for each of our kids. Even when they were just a thought on the horizon, they help us be a better person, they complete us in every possible way.
For our choices — good or bad — were ours alone. We were lucky to have an opportunity to make our choice, to do as our heart desires and to be able to pick from among options. We were lucky that it wasn’t just one way. For the opportunity to make our own choices.
For faith, hope, and love. Because those things are free, irreplaceable, and the only things that last a lifetime.
For good health if we have it, one of life’s greatest pleasures. For any good health at all.
For a body that allows us to function in any way.
For good food, whether we are making it or eating it.
For art, which makes life beautiful in and of itself.
For science, for giving us many creations that have simplified our lives, and the knowledge to keep seeking better ways to live.
For today, because it is a new adventure. Today, because it is another opportunity to make a positive change. Today, because it is another chance to open our eyes and see what a fantastic experience life really is.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy Thanksgiving!! And Thank you for reading!