Melody Beattie once said that “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more; denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion into clarity, a meal into a feast, a house into a home and a stranger into a friend”.
We can all agree that this year has been filled with a series of ongoing unfortunate events, one that have affected us all in one way or the other. As a result, most of us are dwelling in the fear of uncertainty, focusing on what we no longer have rather than what we have. As we approach thanksgiving week, I am reminded about the things to be thankful for that many of us have taken for granted. I shall tell you these things and hopefully it will lessen your worries and help you realize what you are thankful for.
What am I thankful for?
I am thankful for good health, having never experienced any case of infection in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. I am thankful for the ability to learn at New Mexico Tech because the leaders are constantly looking for ways to make the process of learning smooth while maintaining the safety of the students. I am thankful for good parents who are my support system, cheering me on even when the going is tough. I am thankful for mistakes because I have learned from them. I’m thankful for cellphones because they have made communication with friends and colleagues easy. I am thankful for good friends who I can call and discuss the matters that come with being a youth, like the struggle to succeed and unfortunate romances. I am thankful for laughter because it brings ease when my heart is burdened. I am thankful for time because it brings reassurance that things will get better. I am thankful for daylight because it reminds me that it is a new day. I am thankful for nighttime because it reminds me after a long day that it is time to rest. I am thankful for a bed to sleep because it enables me to repair my mind and be fit for another day. I am thankful for life because without it, this author would not be able to remind you my dear reader, the importance of gratitude.
So my dear reader, what are you thankful for?