Happy Thanksgiving! Even if you don’t celebrate it officially, it’s always nice to set aside a day especially for giving thanks. (And feasting.)
As much as I love the feast aspect of this holiday, as well as the gathering of family and friends, I think it’s really important to recognise all of the things we have to be thankful for in our lives. I have been especially blessed with an amazing family, both immediate and extended, whom I see several times a year and vacation with regularly. I have a group of incredibly loyal friends who are like brothers to me and I couldn’t imagine going without talking to them every day and having proper reunions at least once a year. My family’s kitten (who is basically my son) is an absolute angel, even when he’s sitting in plants and tearing up the carpet, and I love him to the moon and back. I have had such fantastic opportunities in my life, due to my family’s hard work and my own, and I am grateful for those while continuing to try to make the world a better place for everyone else. I can acknowledge that a part of my success (both professional and personal) has been due to luck, but I know it’s not something to rely on. We need to work hard to do well in this world. We need to be thankful for what we have, and when it’s not enough, we need to either change our mindset or work until we achieve a good balance. A good quality of life. So many things are possible in this world. Once we accept that, we can truly pursue our dreams.
I wish you all a fantastic day. And, of course, I’m thankful for you as my readers.