Thanksgiving is a day of reflection for me, and I was thinking about all the things I’m thankful for. Since Thanksgiving is on the 26th this year, I decided I’d share 26 things I’m thankful for.
So, in no particular order, I’m thankful that…
- I don’t have to work today.
- my work usually doesn’t feel like work.
- I’m not overseas serving my country during the holidays.
- others are willing to serve their country during the holidays.
- I appreciate the peace and freedom I have since I served my country during the holidays.*
- we have an administration that’s at least trying to advance human rights at home and abroad.
- we don’t have to worry that we won’t be able to pay our bills next month.
- enough people find what I do valuable and support my being able to do it.
- I’ve gone from one client to being booked weeks in advance in a year’s time.
- I matured at such a ripe time to be a creative entrepreneur.
- Angela trusts our capabilities enough for us to take some chances on ourselves.
- Angela is compassionate, creative, brilliant, and full enough of her own ideas, dreams, and capabilities that we can be interdependent.
- Angela and I share common values and compatible visions of the good life.
- our home is peaceful, warm, and conducive to learning, growing, and creating.
- we are mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy.
- our families believe in and support us.
- the families of friends took me in and showed me honest ways of making a comfortable living.
- I grew up poor enough to learn to be resourceful and scrappy.
- my life is full of rich opportunities that didn’t exist last year.
- I’ve developed life-changing friendships and bonds with people built on trust and synergy.
- I believe in and love myself more than I ever have before.
- I see a world of hope and possibilities instead of constraints and necessities.
- I’ve fallen down enough times to know how to stand up quickly.
- 3,000 years of the world’s traditions and wisdom is available to us in seconds.
- there’s more to the universe than we’ll ever know.
- I have a few thousand people to share my thanks with.
Thank you – and have a happy holiday season!
*I’m not saying that you can’t appreciate peace and freedom without serving – rather, it took that experience for me to really feel it in my bones.