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26 Things I'm Thankful For
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.