The spirit of thanksgiving doesn’t say all is perfect or the way it was desired to be. It rather chooses to focus on what is good and be grateful, even for little things.
It is the season of thanksgiving; a time to reflect on and be grateful for the journey so far. I know there may be unaccomplished goals and unmet resolutions, but it’s not the time to concentrate on them.
I challenge you in the spirit of thanksgiving, to begin to count your blessings, including those you never thought were blessings, and those that are ignorable.
For me, I am thankful for life and for the ability to keep hope alive. I am thankful for my family and their love that hasn’t ceased to pour forth. I am thankful for my little cousins whose charming smiles greet me every morning, and their warm embraces welcome me every evening.
I am thankful for the jobs I lost; they helped me discover several opportunities through which I could prosper. I am thankful for the friends that left so I could focus on my purpose, and for those who are still around, giving me the opportunity to share my life.
I am thankful for the ability to write and have others read. I am thankful for the opportunities I have had to inspire, encourage and bless others. I am thankful for you reading this now, and for many other things I cannot mention.
So, tell me, what are you thankful for?