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Thanksgiving Reflections

thanksgiving reflections, gratitude, journey to happiness

The title of this post may confuse you and make you think that it’s late. But it’s not. I know that Thanksgiving was three days ago, but that was only the actual day. The true meaning of Thanksgiving should be celebrated every day, or at least as often as possible. We should be thankful for what we have each day, no matter our circumstances in life. That is my belief. This post is about gratitude.

 

Despite the hard times that you may be facing, there is always someone whose life is even harder, and they are surviving. Many of them are even grateful for their lot in life and thankful to be alive. If they can be thankful then so can you and so can I.

 

To be thankful does not mean that you should just sit by and accept what you have or accept an unsatisfactory situation. To me, it means that you acknowledge both the positives and the negatives, and despite the negatives you make the best out of your circumstances. You can be grateful and work towards improving your life at the same time. To be thankful means not to take what you have for granted.

 

I may not have had the best of weeks or even the most relaxing weekend, but I am nevertheless grateful. To help me appreciate my blessings, I decided to list the most important aspects of my life that I am grateful for:

  • A supportive and loving mother
  • Family
  • Friends and loved ones
  • The opportunity to live in a country that is relatively safe (at least I do not have to worry daily about open warfare)
  • My education
  • The opportunities available to me because of my education and drive
  • Good health
  • Useful tools that work well (this laptop, my cell phone, etc.)
  • You, my readers
  • Life – can’t do anything without this

 

Once there is life, there are possibilities. You may quote me on that.

 

What are you thankful for? Let me know in the comments if you wish.

 

Thanks for reading!

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