Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Good in Life
This is my favorite time of year. The weather is getting cooler (or colder), the leaves are falling, and I can relax with a cup of hot tea in the evenings. I also thoroughly enjoy the fall because it is the beginning of the holiday season. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’m stocking my pantry with the items necessary to bake my pumpkin and pecan pies to enjoy with my family.
Each year, around this time, I take a few moments to reflect on the previous months and find the good in my life. I’m incredibly grateful to have many people who love and care for me, and truly want me to be happy in whatever I do. To love people unconditionally is a remarkable gift, and to be loved is even more rewarding.
This Thanksgiving, as we sit around the table and roll our eyes at someone’s mention that we should all say what we’re thankful for, I’ll smile with joy. I have so much to be thankful for, and I’m humbled by those who were put in my life to keep me moving forward.
As we eat our turkey, stuffing and green bean casseroles, I will also be reminded of those who don’t have what I have, yet still find the good in their circumstances. I get caught up in stories about homeless people giving back to the communities, or children asking for simple things like a toothbrush. These stories break my heart, and I can’t help but be overwhelmed with sadness and a need to help in some way.
We have so much to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving, I hope you find the good in whatever is going on in your life.