To some, this may be a late post but my thoughts are
that Thanksgiving is NOT just about families getting together to "break
bread" and bless the table proclaiming they are thankful for what they have and
blessing to all of the less fortunate, once a year. We really take a lot for
Though I am away from my family since I work in Saudi
Arabia, I am thankful ALL YEAR LONG for the extended family that show me more than
they tell me how much they care about me. I am thankful that I have good health
to continue to be gainfully employed and enjoy the liberties of working abroad.
I am thankful for the disappointments; otherwise I would not be able to distinguish
what really matters. I am thankful for those down days which make me appreciate those
happy times even more. I am thankful to my naysayers and life challenges that make me
stronger and a better person than I was yesterday. I give thanks to something
we think is simple such as waking up in the morning. It gives me another chance
to "do over". I
am thankful for all the love, laughter and life.
I end this post with an email I received from a friend
(thanks Agnes!) about gratitude. I don't know the origin of these profound
words but the affect they had on me are beyond words.
unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It
turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn
a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude
makes sense of our past, bring peace for today and creates vision for
Thanks for your readership.
All the best,