I do my best to be thankful throughout the year, but around Thanksgiving in the U.S. it’s more in the front of your mind as you gather with your family members and sit down together for a belly-busting meal that will leave you comatose while watching the Detroit Lions lose.
I know it’s incredibly easy for us to focus on the negatives in this crazy world, since they seem to be shoved in our faces every day, but changing that focus to the other side of the coin is vital for our own well-being and I believe giving thanks to God is something that should often be done. Each of us have struggles, pain, hardship, stress, and skeletons in our closet we deal with on a daily basis, and though they can be overwhelming and sometimes bring us to our knees, we also have much to be thankful for. Our lives and the ads on TV, radio, and billboards often guide our vision to what we think we need to have and blind us to what we already have.
Make sure to take a moment to browse through your list of what you’re thankful for, even if those things are mundane to someone else.
This past year has been a roller coaster, and I thought I’d type out a chunk of what I’m thankful for in 2015, leaving out the typical answers one thinks of right away.
I’m thankful for:
Morning kitty snuggles. Reliable transportation. The wonderful physicians and nurses at the Mayo Clinic. Random acts of kindness. Being able to see one of my best friends get married. Short and long road trips. Conversations you never thought you’d have. Nail parties. Adobe Bridge. $1 sliders. Tubing down the river. Bouquets of lilies. Mild temperatures in November. Pontoon fishing. Memories. Sunsets over the lake.
Last, but not least, I’m thankful I have the ability to write on this blog and share a piece of my life with all of you readers. I really do appreciate every one of you who stops to visit and browse through my ramblings.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.