Sometimes in life we focus on what we don’t have in life … not enough money, a devoted partner, a house to call our own, a sick parent.
But I think it is important to be thankful for what is in our life …. friends, a job, a protective parent, a sense of humor, faith,
When we do, I think we open ourselves to love and good things. If we are so pre-occupied with what is wrong, then we don’t have the time or sight to see the good.
Be thankful for friends and family.
Be thankful for the guy you met who isn’t perfect – it helps define what you are looking for so when you do meet someone, you will know.
Be thankful for a job in this time of economic downturn.
Be thankful for your health.
Be thankful for a smile or act of kindness from a stranger.
Be thankful for those touching moments or expressions of love or humor with your siblings.
When we do, we will have Thanksgiving everyday.
OK, so this may seem sappy. And perhaps it was too much wine and too much good food this past weekend that has made me sentimental.
Stay positive and look for the positive in life. A relationship you are in may not work out but maybe it was meant to teach us something about ourselves or what we are looking for in a relationship. Or, if you have not found someone, keep moving forward and trying. If you have found someone that seems nice, then enjoy it!
I do know I am thankful to our loyal LIFEBYTES Blog readers. Thank You!