Friday, November 19, 2010

Feel Good Friday: Giving Thanks

feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.

With the American Thanksgiving just a week away, it's that time of year when most people in the U.S. start thinking of things they are thankful for.
I don't want to really do that typical thing where I list off obvious things that I'm thankful for. Family, Friends, Pets, and Livelihood. But, to be completely honest, I can't think of anything that would be really appropriate for my Thanksgiving post.

I am of course thankful for all of the wonderful things that I have in my life, but what about the bigger picture? What am I thankful for outside of myself and my family? Basic things like having paved roads, grocery stores, living in a wealthy country where I have freedoms. Sure, I'm thankful for all of that as well. But bigger? What else is there that I can be thankful for?
This lovely planet that I share with billions of people? Sure, I'm thankful for the nourishment it provides and the stories it tells. The stars that I get to see occasionally through the thick clouds that usually cover my city? Absolutely... But what more can I be thankful for?
Well, I have no real answer... but I do know this. Today I will be thankful for everything that I have and everyone that I love...
But above all.. I'm thankful for all the hugs I'll receive from today until Christmas.

What are you thankful for??

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