While the new year is a traditional time to reflect on our year’s adventures, Thanksgiving is a perfect time to reflect on gratitude. In the busyness of our everyday life and with the stress of the problems we encounter, we can forget the things we have and take them for granted.
I have so many things in my life to be grateful. My husband who is so loving and supportive. My son who makes me laugh even as he drives me crazy. I have a wonderful family, generous and open-hearted. I have many friends, near and far, who I can be me with no excuses. I live in a beautiful city, in a community that my son is safe playing outside on his own. I can head to the beach in minutes – whether it’s for the day or an hour at the end of the day. I have delicious food, much of yesterday’s feast was fresh from the farm. I am able to enjoy, share and grow my passion for photography. My son has a wonderful teacher at a great school. I could go on and all for pages.
We can spend our time complaining about what we don’t have or we can live the life we have to the fullest. Today I’m going to choose to be grateful.