Thanksgiving Weekend is here. At this time of the year, it is not only a time to be with family and friends. It is also a time to step back, and appreciate the good things going on in our lives. Let me share 5 things to be grateful for this year.
1. A roof over your head and a warm home
An estimated 100 million people worldwide are homeless. When you read this statistic, it makes me appreciate my home even more. Few things feel better than having a warm home and roof over my head. It is here that I can relax, collect my thoughts and keep comfortable in.
2. Not ever having to go hungry
Some 805 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth. Each morning I wake up or come home from a busy day, I never have to worry about not having any food in my house. I can cook a warm meal, or heat something up in the microwave. I am very fortunate indeed.
3. My family and friends
They are the driving force to why I am happy and blessed in my life right now. Through the rough times, they are there to pick me up and give me confidence. They are great to have in my life, and I am really thankful for them.
4. My health
I do not have the indestructible body of Superman. But if I treat it well and get plenty of sleep, work out and eat healthy then it works really wonderfully well almost all the time.
Sure, I get sick or hurt sometimes.
Overall, I have very, very much to be thankful for that I often take for granted about my body and it helps me to do everything. Running, lifting, thinking, seeing, listening, kissing and experience my world – everyday!
5. I am alive
I have been very lucky and blessed to not have experienced up this point in my life any major accidents or illnesses. Being alive is something that many of us take for granted. I must admit that I am one of those people too. When we are able to wake up each and every single morning, we should always be thankful that we have another chance for a great day/life. Being alive is truly an amazing thing.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”- Oprah Winfrey