A lifetime of gratitude: What I am thankful for

23 Nov

I try to be grateful and thankful all year long, I really do. I consider myself to be very lucky on so many levels and I try to never go a day without being grateful for all that I have. However, Thanksgiving gives us a chance to focus on what we have and give extra thanks for it. So here goes:

This year on Thanksgiving I am extra, extra-thankful for:

My husband and my children. Everything I do, I do for them first and foremost.

My family, both my immediate family and my extended family on both sides. They are loving, caring and supportive and my family means everything to me.

My health and the health of my loved ones. I have been very lucky so far in my life, having been in good health and having both health and longevity in my family.

My friends. I have a large support network of friends and I know that in times of need, everyone will be there, has been there, and I appreciate that more than they know.

My jobs. In a time when unemployment is at its highest, I am thankful for all of the work that I have. As tough as times are, I always believe that there are people struggling more than we are.

I am thankful to all those who do the jobs I do not do. Not everyone can be a doctor or a police officer, a teacher or a soldier. Each of us has been blessed with different abilities and talents. Therefore, I am always grateful and thankful to those who possess the talents and abilities that I do not. All of us put together make the world go round. Thank you to everyone for all that you do.

Technology. I am grateful to be able to connect with so many who mean so much to me, across so many miles. I am not super-technological and I don’t have the best of everything when it comes to phones or computers, but I have the basics so that I am able to be very connected to those I love and miss.

My dog. Who knew I would ever be grateful for a pet as much as I am? I love my new dog very much and I have been grateful for her company this first year of my kids all being in school all day.

The seasons. I am thankful that we have chosen to live in a place where we can celebrate and enjoy the glory of each season. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. There is nothing like taking a ride through New England during the fall and seeing the beauty that we are surrounded by.

I have been very blessed and I am thankful today and every day. I wish you all the happiest of Thanksgivings, filled with love, family, friends and wonderful desserts and side dishes!

Advertisements

One Response to “A lifetime of gratitude: What I am thankful for”

  1. Jennifer Lynch November 23, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Very well said, Jen! You really covered all the bases. I am thankful for all of the same things (minus the dog – but I can certainly appreciate that, based on the dog I had when I was younger!) All the best to you & the family for a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: