Well it’s been a year, and now we have the opportunity to remember all that we have to be thankful for. I am often tempted to complain, but because I knew that Thanksgiving was approaching, I have been asking myself ‘what am I thankful for?’. So like last year, rather than creating a list of things that I am thankful for, I am focusing just on one thing, but this year it is people.
I think each year of our lives has something to teach us and for me, this year has been all about people. I have been learning about the ways in which I relate to them and as a part of this process I have begun to learn how thankful I am for them.
I think my natural instinct is to forget that there are other people who exist with me in this world. But over the past year, as I’ve been encouraged and helped by so many people, I’ve realised that I cannot ignore their existence. Instead I have begun to recognise that I have so many reasons to be thankful that other people exist.
I can’t narrow it down to just one person that I am thankful for, or for one reason why I am thankful for them. But if I had to, it would probably be because they took time out of their lives to do something for me, even if it was just to say hello.
So this Thanksgiving, I’ll not only be thinking about the things I am thankful for, I’ll be thinking about the people I’m thankful for as well. Who are you thankful for? And have you actually told them that you’re thankful for them? Maybe today you could do just that, because those words are always nice to hear.