Thanksgiving is tomorrow and rather than focus on superficial matters, like the fiasco that is Black Friday (or Thursday if you’re one of those people), we want to highlight the amazing things that you might be grateful for this year.
No family is perfect – but most try the best they can to be good ones. When was the last time you told your mom you loved her? You never know when you won’t be able to call up a sibling as easily as you can now. Take advantage of the time you have now.
Friends are awesome because no one forces them to associate themselves with you. There are humans out there in the universe who choose to maintain relationships with you not because of a shared blood line but because they want to. Imagine that.
“Clean your plate – they are kids starving in _________!” Sure, there are people going hungry everywhere. We don’t have to go to a faraway land to find them either.
Health is a scary balance between unavoidable genetics and lifestyle choices. On this Thanksgiving Eve, we should be thankful that we’re alive, while acknowledging that there are probably things in our diets and habits in our daily routines that can be eliminated to make us even healthier.
You don’t have to live at Buckingham Palace to appreciate having a place to stay. Does your home keep you insulated and does your roof not leak? Great.
Most of us have grown up hearing the mantra: Education is power! If someone wants to leave the less fortunate circumstances of his/her youth, schooling is a reasonable way to do that.
In this still recovering economy, having a job is definitely something to be thankful for. The ability to provide for yourself and your family is a blessing. (Remember that on those not-so-great days at work!)
God bless ‘Merica. But seriously, there have been countless women and men who have sacrificed their lives to create a better future for the next generations.
What are you thankful for this year? We’d love to hear specifics!
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