This is the time of year when many of us like to reflect upon how we have much to be thankful for. Sure, we may want to complain about things during other times of the year. Heck, maybe even now too 🙂 However, this year I’m going to try to give that a rest, and focus on what there is to be thankful for.
This year, I had a family member go through some very serious health issues. Additionally, I had another family member hospitalized for a while with some issues as well. Needless to say, this wasn’t the way I wanted things to go.
However, the reality is that stuff happens in life. We don’t know how things will go, and we can’t predict everything.
Well, things could have gone in any direction. They ended up going more positively than other alternatives, and those two individuals are doing much better. For that, I’m very thankful.
When you really take a look at what’s most important, it’s not whether or not we earned a made ton of money, took a lavish vacation, bought a luxury car. It’s not our progression toward obtaining material things. Rather, it’s aspects such as:
- Important people in our lives
- Having a roof over our heads
- Having health
- Enough food to survive
You know, the things that we often take for granted. Which, in reality, we often don’t appreciate until we realize that we may not have them anymore. These are also things that some people simply don’t have!
Okay, not to get preachy, but those are things important to me anyway. Thinking about how those things are currently present, I feel very fortunate indeed! That’s a pretty cool feeling.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone 🙂
My Question for You
What are you thankful for at this time?