Here are 7 things I am thankful for.
Nothing about Thanksgiving, really.
These are valid all year-round.
I am thankful for family. For all the people we don’t get to choose to be around, but for the fact that fate and eternity have joined us at the hip. Also for friends that I do not get to see enough. There is never enough time, it seems. And, of course, I am thankful for my faith and for the hope that waits beyond the grave.
I am a night owl, but parenting has made me an early riser. Three hours with coffee and a few books before the rest of the house starts to wake has become a daily reset button for me.
We so easily forget how we can type anything we want on the internet, follow the faith we choose, and mostly live as we wish. Few in human history have been so lucky.
I have been employed. I have been unemployed. Being employed is better. Until I can reach that coveted position of being Unemployable.
If you can ever live outside of yourself, if only for a few hours a week, you can learn so much. Give it a try. Go volunteer once a week for a few months to work with children or the poor. You just might find part of yourself.
Ear tubes, vaccines, antibiotics, dentistry, indoor plumbing, AC, central heat, Advil, allergy shots, the internet. Need I go on?
7. Family Walks
I do not do this enough. But this has become one of my favorite things to do. It gets everyone outside, allows us to be together, and teaches an active lifestyle. I resolve to do this more.