What are you Thankful for?
I loved my post so much from last Thanksgiving that I am going to share it again. I thought the words are still relevant and applicable to this year. So here it goes:
I am thankful for…
- Life, Health and Strength
- For my Mom and Dad
- For my Family
- To spend time with Family
- My Children
- For Shelter and Warmth
- For God’s mercy and grace
- That God loves me in spite of my faults
In these moments, self reflection and reflecting on life, forces you to keep everything in perspective. So many of us are chasing things that are meaningless or may cause us great stress. It helps to remember why we are all here. Reflecting on how far God has brought us, kept us, loved us every one of our lives. Just being reminded of where we were at this same time last year emotionally, physically, spiritually, mentally, financially and on and on…
I am thankful for the little things, for the ability to breathe clean air, for movement and the activity of my limbs, for patience, for my family. I could go on and on for days. I am thankful to God for waking me up every day, no matter how good or bad the day goes. I am grateful to be alive on this earth. So many of our loved ones are not with us this year and we miss and love them. Take time to remember those we lost, but also take time to love on the family that is still here.
A quick note on Holiday Shopping:
I am frugal like the next person and I love saving money. I just couldn’t bring myself to fight with the crowds of rude shoppers this year.
People have been inconsiderate, pushy and mean. I don’t have time for people who are not nice to others. This is just one day of the year that people are spending so much focus on, buying gifts for ungrateful people who don’t like the gifts half the time anyway.
Being kind and nice and treating people, other fellow human beings with love and respect is something that we should be doing everyday, not just during the holiday season. Treat other people kindly and take care of those who are less fortunate and in serious need. It helps to remember those who are less fortunate, not just in the holiday season, but as often as we can.
So if you braved the crowds and saved a bundle, awesome for you! Hope you are able to check off that long or short Christmas shopping list.
Last but not least, I am grateful for you – My readers! I thank you for taking the time to follow my blog, read my thoughts and comment. Thank you for supporting this blog. I appreciate you. I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating with your family, friends and loved ones. Get ready for Christmas! Take Care.
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Do you have a special family tradition every year?