In November we have the Thanksgiving holiday, but why should we be thankful on just one day? It's nice to get the whole family together, or friends, or whatever it may be, but shouldn't we be thankful every day?
thankful for another day that we're breathing and alive. thankful we have food on the table. thankful we have a place to live. thankful that we have clothes and are not freezing our butts off in this winter weather... even though it's not officially winter yet. thankful for family and friends. thankful for everything we have and that we're fortunate enough to have all these things.
some people don't appreciate what they have. if they lost what they had, they'd be lost in this world, not knowing where to go from there. at least when you appreciate it, you can imagine what your life would be like without it. there are so many people out there, in the U.S.A, in third world countries, and just about everywhere, you have people on the streets. people that don't have the money to afford things, people who don't have half as much as we have. so we need to be thankful for what we have because there are many others who wish they could have as much as we have!
The problem is that when things are given to us over and over, we start taking them for granted or we forget being appreciative of what we receive.
You will find you are in a much more optimistic state after you've spent a few minutes reflecting about your blessings and feeling grateful for them. Compassion and kindness will probably fill your heart.
What are you thankful for?
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues."
be thankful, today, and every day,