Thanksgiving is about gratitude, celebration and being thankful. It’s about coming together and appreciate all of the things in our lives that make us so fortunate. 2016 has been a very chaotic year for the world, the war in Syria, the lack of security and justice in Latin America, Climate change and the destruction of natural resources, just to name a few of the tragedies that are happening in our world now. Remember those things when you think you don’t have it as good as others. We sometimes complain about not having the newest technology, or that new handbag, but don’t be blinded by the material goods.
I’m not saying that is not good to have aspiration for having the things you like or enjoy, but it’s time for our world to be less materialistic, and appreciate the little things that we take for granted. Having potable water, a roof over your head, a refrigerator full of food, the freedom to dress however you like, all those things that many people even in this country don’t have. According to the last census data about 45 million people in the United States live under the poverty line, and imagine those in other countries that are battling with a war zone outside their shelters.
Expressing gratitude for what it truly matters should be something we do every day, so when you are sitting at the table later today with your loved ones, take a moment to look around and realized how lucky you truly are, and maybe tomorrow instead of partaking in the massive consumption of materialism. You will take that day to appreciate all of what you have.
I’m thankful for having an amazing husband who loves me, takes care of me, and encourages me to follow my dreams.
I’m thankful for having such a loving father, and mother-in-law.
I’m thankful for the fact that this year, even though a difficult one in my mother’s life has allowed us to become closer.
I’m thankful for the new friends I have made this year, life is a lot of fun when you have great people around you and for my old friends, who always make me feel loved. Especially my best friend Sandra who no matter the distance we are always there for each other.
I’m thankful for the opportunity I was given to explore a career in a new field.
I’m thankful for Wollie (our dachshund) and Barely (our tabby cat) for the unconditional love and loyalty they have towards us.
I’m thankful for all those who have helped me be who I am today.
I’m also thankful for the little things in life, for having portable water, feeling safe when traveling to work, the ability to travel and meet new people.
I’m thankful for having a place to call home with all of the things that we need to have a comfortable life.
I’m thankful for being able to be me.
I’m thankful for being here.
I’m thankful for being alive.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving.