Thanksgiving, for most of us, is a day or weekend of family events and bonding. If you get the chance on this long weekend to spend time with your loved ones, you are lucky. With school, work and life flying everywhere right now, not everyone is able to spend that time with who they want.
This was the first Thanksgiving over 21 years that I did not spend it with my immediate family. Luckily, I have a few close loved ones down on the Coast here that invited us to a wonderful dinner last night, helping me feel more at home. I was upset at first that I could not go home but then lead myself to reflect on everything else I am thankful for. I am most definitely thankful for my family and friends and the fact that they got to enjoy large family gatherings this weekend.
We each have several reasons to be grateful throughout all times of the year, however today is a great time to reflect on each of these deeply.
If you are having a tough time in your life right now, this may offer you some grounding. Do not forget the importance you have in this world. Today is a day to be thankful.
Below are some reasons I have faith in that will allow us to reflect on really how grateful we should be in this life today. Many of us do not realize how our lifestyles are ones that others would beg to have. By sharing love and friendship, we can rest on these ideas without feeling guilty.
Below is a gallery of a few things I am extremely thankful for.