5 things I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving
It’s that time of the year again. We go to our parents’ house and stuff our faces with delicious food. Oh, the food! I’m a true Pumpkin lover so I take full advantage of this beautiful and delicious season. But this holiday goes beyond the yummy food that my mom will serve. Sometimes we lose sight of the important things in life. That’s why I thought it was important to make a short list of the things I’m truly grateful for this Thanksgiving; because this year I want to consciously give thanks for all the amazing things in life. This list it’s very short, and there are many other things that could have been here; like the warmth you feel on your skin on a lovely summer day, or the joy I feel when I see a happy dog playing with their family. Making this list helped me realize how many things happen around me every day that bring me happiness. It reminded me that there are many reasons to be grateful, and I’ll cherish and celebrate them with my family in a few days. With no further ado, here are a few of the things I give thanks for this Thanksgiving:
I know, I know. I started this post talking about food, and here I am, talking about food once again. But the truth is that food is crucial for us. We need it to live and grow. I’m thankful because I’m lucky enough to be able to provide food for myself and my loved ones everyday. I also decided to put food in the list because, in my house, food is more than just eating. It’s about sharing a moment with family and friends. Dinner time is one of my favourite and most important parts of my day. There’s nothing like getting home after a busy day and feeling the warm hugs of my children, sitting down and hear them talk about their day while we enjoy a nice and hot supper. These moments are priceless.
Family is everything. No matter if they’re near or far, my family have always been there for me and supported my dreams. The holidays always bring us together, and I hope I can find more excuses and reasons to see them more often next year! In the meantime, I’m going to take full advantage of the holiday I have just a few days ahead and give thanks because I’m loved. To have that is a treasure, and I want my kids to also find and learn the importance of family. Moreover, how important it is to maintain it. Sharing the same ancestors isn't enough. We should put work into our relationship with them. Remind them that we care. And that’s exactly what I plan to do this time around.
- Being able to do what I love
Another thing I’m whole heartedly thankful for, is that I’m working in something I love. “Do something you love and you won’t work a day of your life.” Isn’t that how the saying goes? I agree with it…..for the most part. There’re many days that definitely feel like work! But I wouldn’t change it for anything. To work for what I dream for has taught me a lot, and I appreciate every lesson, because it helps me be better.
Sometimes I don’t notice how important it is to be healthy in order to accomplish all that I want in a day, until I come down with the flu. Even breathing is hard, let’s not mention, taking care of the kids and going to work. That’s why i want to take the chance to consciously be grateful that I get to enjoy my health. I’m deeply thankful because I’ve been lucky enough to be a pretty healthy person and to have the right care readily available when I need it
- Living close to nature
Lastly but not least, nature. I love waking up, looking out the window, and be surrounded by beautiful trees that move with the rhythm of the wind. Today, the leaves are still green, but I can see a few of them flying away with the colder winds of the Fall. Being surrounded by nature makes me feel connected with my surroundings and with this beautiful planet we call home. To live so close to nature brings me peace, and a knockout view. I can’t get tired of it, and its comings and goings with every season. I’m thankful for the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and energy that comes from the nature around me.
So there you have it, a few of the things I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving. What are you especially thankful for this season? Share your list with us!