It’s so important to be thankful for all our blessings everyday. I’m glad there’s a day set aside to do just that.
I know many times life hands us lemons, but that’s just part of living. Heaven knows I’ve had my share lately, but I believe all these set backs make us stronger and we enjoy the good times more with those lemons thrown in there occasionally. But remember, even when things are crappy, we all still have many things to be thankful for. Think about this. Many people in the world are in wheelchairs, deaf or blind, or impaired in some other way. Perhaps they don’t even have clothing or shelter and little food.
My heart goes out to all those folks because anyone of us could be in that position. We should never take anything for granted in this life because things happen and these established things could be taken away in an instant. We all have to meet challenges because that what life’s all about. How we handle those challenges is what counts.
I have great respect for people who are handicapped and not letting it get them down. They do the best they can with what they’ve got. We could all learn from this.
So today, as everyone sits down with family and friends to enjoy a meal together, take a moment to give thanks for all we have. We still live in a free country, so far, and can enjoy independence many don’t have. We have the Earth’s bounty before us, a roof over our heads, a closet full of clothes and we enjoy the privilege to drive wherever we want to go. Give thanks for your health because without that, you’re greatly limited and any endeavor is harder to achieve.
Things can always be worse in almost any situation, so we must always strive to look on the bright side when dark clouds hang over our heads. The storm eventually moves away and we’re in the light again.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone other there. Be safe, healthy and happy.