This is the time of year that I , like many others, take a few inventories and remind myself of all of the things that matter, and that I am grateful for. The important thing for me to remember is that things always have a way of working their way out. The “downs” seem to always rebound and at the end of the day, I am still ahead of the game.
While I get frustrated and angry at some of the injustices in the world, I have to keep my eyes on the big target and I’ll borrow a line from the Semisonic song Closing Time and remind us all that “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
So let’s take a few minutes and appreciate all that we have.
Be thankful for your roof that leaks because at least you have one over your head.
Be thankful for the boss you may dislike for you must be employed.
Be thankful for the fact that even though you finished dead last in a recent race, you had the courage to start.
Be thankful that while disease sucks, we live in a time of incredible technological and medical advancement
Be thankful for your family because you are blessed to have one.
Be thankful for how fortunate you are to be able to complain to a food server about your meal.
Be thankful for your broken heart, for you know how to love, and will love again.
Be thankful for the guy who cuts you off in traffic since you could be walking.
Be thankful for all of the snow you will shovel… from your own driveway and walk…. In front of your own home.
Be thankful that you are blessed with the freedom of choice in this world…
Exercise that choice by choosing to be thankful.