Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gratitude

Everywhere I'm seeing how we need to be grateful and thankful.  It's that time of year with the US celebrating Thanksgiving.  I saw an article where some celeb gave away 1000 turkeys for the holiday - my first thought was where was this celeb the rest of the year since poor people need food year round.  This was harsh of me as it is possible the celeb does help out year round but with the holiday it got noticed.

I'm not going to lecture about being grateful etc.  It's everywhere and nothing I have to say will mean much.  I do want to acknowledge though that everyone can get focused on the me-centric aspect of life.  Everyone struggles and sometimes the struggles overwhelm to the point where you forget to see how others are struggling.  All you can see is how hard your own life is.

I'm not a holiday person.  I find most of them annoying and shallow.  The only good thing about them is I usually get a day (or two) off work.  However, I like the idea of a holiday where people are supposed to remember the good things in their lives.

Today is one of my nieces' birthday.  My daughter's birthday is tomorrow.  These events remind me how blessed I am to have these strong and amazing women in my life.  I know they've learned lessons from me but I've also learned from them.  They've helped me be humble, silly, loving, and so much more.

There are struggles in my life, sometimes I feel like life is only a struggle.  However, I know I can rely on those nearest to me to help me see past the struggle of the moment and into the good things.  This is what I'm most grateful for - the people who matter in my life.  You know who you are...

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