What I’m Thankful For This Year
The last week before Thanksgiving is a busy time here in the United States. It’s the start of the holiday season and no one needs to inform you that something is going on. All you need is to just notice the throngs of people in the shopping malls, the traffic on the roadways, and the hurriedness with which people go about their days, and you’ll know.
However, it’s a great time to pause from the busyness and reflect on what you’re thankful for. I wanted to share what I’m thankful for with you my inner circle. There are many things I’m thankful for. But only a few stand out.
This year, I’m most thankful for humans.
I’m thankful for my children. The scriptures say, “children are a gift from God”. I’m thankful that I get to care for these humans. I’m thankful for how they put a smile on my face when I’m feeling down, and although sometimes they don’t feel like the “gifts” they’re supposed to be, I can’t imagine my life without them.
My family keeps me grounded.
When I’m not being a good-enough mom they let me know. And when I’m showing up and being fully present as I should be, that too, they let me know.
I’m thankful for the human connections I have both online and offline.
Cultivating true, meaningful relationships are hard to do, but so much worth it.
This year, I formed deeper relationships with a lot of you. Many of you are often in my inbox introducing yourselves, asking questions, and sharing your stories. I love to read them all and to respond to as many as I can. Although our primary medium of communication is online, the best parts of our relationship for me are the one-on-one interactions, whether by email, social media, or video.
This year, one of the highlights for me was the connections I made with those of you who took my courses. I got to video chat with many of you and I felt truly connected with you. The face-to-face makes a difference. It was so meaningful. Thank you. I carry your stories in my heart.
I loved serving you this year. I’m thankful for the opportunity. When we hear the word “serve”, we immediately think of the sacrifice that comes with service. But the fulfillment it brings is totally worth the sacrifice. Glad to serve you.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate.
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, there’s something you’re thankful for. Share what you’re thankful for below. There’s power in speaking and sharing words of gratitude.
Sita Dubeau says
I am very grateful to be able to sew, quilt, embroider, work with fabric and connect with others who enjoy it too in many different and fulfilling ways. I find it soothes my mind and soul at times when I am besieged by demands from family and self (which is where the demands really come from).
Clara Nartey says
I’m thankful for you Sita and the opportunity to connect with you. And you’re right, the demands are really from us more than external. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.