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Thursday, November 12, 2009


It's November, and here in the US, Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  A time for gathering with loved ones, feasting, and of course, giving thanks.  And really, we have so much abundance in our lives, what is there not to be grateful for?

I am grateful to be living in a society where abundance is so prevalent, it is often taken for granted.  I'm thankful to have food, good food, and much more food than I really need.  My friend Randy recently noted that "the next time you feel like complaining, remember: Your garbage disposal probably eats better than thirty percent of the people in this world."  I'm grateful to have friends who are positive, encouraging, and supportive.  I'm thankful that my family is close.  I get to see them every week, not just on holidays, and I enjoy spending time with them.  I'm thankful for my mentors, who see greatness in me, even when I have a hard time seeing it myself.  I am so grateful for my freedom, the opportunity I have to make my voice heard, the ability to choose my own destiny.  I'm thankful for the knowledge I have, and my incredible ability to obtain more.  I'm thankful to have a man in my life who loves me, supports me, and encourages me to be the best person I can possibly be.  I'm grateful for all I have, and all I will yet receive.

I asked my friends on Facebook what they are grateful for, and here are some of their answers:

"Running water, electricity, and the ability to think outside the box.. and so much more."

"Vehicles that allow me to commute to a job I love!!!"

"opposable thumbs"

"A comfy bed, [my cat] Pippin, and the fact that for the time being my heater works."

"My beautiful son, my wonderful family and friends, and the opportunity to go back to school instead of remaining forever stagnant in my life."

"The opportunity to associate myself with people who I can honestly say are some of the best friends I have ever known."

"My two best friends, Daniel and Courtney, and also my two new friends Heather and Nick"

So now I ask:  What are you grateful for?

1 comment:

  1. I am grateful for the people in my life, especially my son Michael and you. You are a very special woman and I love you.