It’s Thanksgiving, and I am totally, truly and deeply thankful. I have been blessed in ways too numerous to count. If I attempt to list the reasons for my thankfulness, how would I begin? I, of course, would say I am thankful for my family. I am so very proud of my children. They have become and are becoming adults who amaze me. This certainly is something to be thankful for.
My dear, dear friends, are a blessing, I dare say no one has friends like mine. Most people would call themselves lucky to have one friend who they could really count on; I have more than I can count on two hands. Such love I feel, even when we are far apart.
I am also blessed to have a roof over my head and food to eat, in a time when so many are struggling. I am in good health. I am fifty and for the most part, am happy with the results. I know that many people don’t make it to fifty and I am thankful. It would be easy to dwell on the aches, pains and wrinkles, but what’s the point if you want to be happy and content?
I am even thankful for the trials in my life. I have learned so much from them. I am not saying that I would have wanted the trials, but now that I have been through them I have found what true happiness is, and how little it takes to make me really happy. These trials have taught me compassion, patience, and how to be a giving person.
Life is full of things to be thankful for if we just take the time to notice. So take some time. They say that people who live a life filled with thankfulness and gratitude live longer. Don’t know if it’s true, but sure feels like it for me. I just might live to be a hundred. How about you?