It’s that time of the year. The time when people take time to assess all that they are grateful for. I think that’s a beautiful thing. It is through expressions of gratitude that our blessings increase. However, I’m aware that the expressions of thankfulness should be a daily occurrence.
We have so much to be thankful for. If you awaken in the morning you have beat the odds. There are many who did not do so. If you have a roof over your head, food to eat, warmth from the cold you are SO blessed. In many corners of the world, including pockets of every city in America, there are people who are not in their right mind due to illness, who are homeless, and who do not have money to take care of their basic needs.
If you have health insurance, the doctor of your choice, and family and friends who surround you with love and support you are so far ahead of the game. You have been shined upon.
I remind myself of all of these things often. I find myself sometimes complaining about the smaller things of life. This or that is not going my way. Sometimes I forget that lessons come in many forms. It is through the challenges in life that many people experience their greatest growth.
Practice having an attitude of gratitude. Be sincere in your thanks. Not just on Thanksgiving Thursday but on every day. The good life will only get better.