It is Thanksgiving once again, and this year, I couldn't be more thankful for what this year has given us.
It was a really rough year, but somehow, my family made it through! So if you don't mind, I'd like to make a list of everything I am grateful for this year.
- My family. We have become closer than we have in previous years, and I am thankful we finally did become closer. If we hadn't, who knows what might have happened.
- Our home. We almost became homeless earlier this year, and somehow, we were able to stay in the house we have called home for more than 10 years.
- My friends. I have a few great friends who have been there for me and my family for a long time. Without them, we probably wouldn't have made it as far as we have.
- Swagbucks. Now, I know it's weird to be thankful for Swagbucks but without it, we wouldn't be having a Christmas. Honestly.
But most of all, I am thankful for every single thing in my life, good or bad. That bad were life lessons that I carry with me every day, and the good enriches not only my life, but the lives of my family as well.
Even if you're going through a rough time, I hope in my heart of hearts that you find something to be thankful for, even if it's as small as having good friends, a wonderful spouse, or a place you can call home. Once you start finding things you are thankful for, you change your mindset of how you feel about your current situation. Trust me on this - I decided to be happy this year (no matter what happened) and I have become more thankful for what I do have instead of focusing on what I don't have.
From my family to yours, I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!