Feeling grateful at Thanksgiving

You don’t need to have grown up in a country where Thanksgiving is celebrated to appreciate this holiday. Being grateful changes everything.

I recently watched a video of a very brave, young man delivering a speech at his high school graduation. He has cancer and has a very short time to live. It made me realise just how much I take my health and other things in my life for granted.
I am grateful for:

my family; they stand behind me through thick and thin, no matter where my whims take me. 

my fantastic friends; who live all over the world and yet still come and visit me and send me cards and gifts when I least expect them. 

my wonderful colleagues; I get to go and do a job that I love every day and laugh with people who have become friends. 

our lovely home; that greets friends and family for weekends, lavish dinners and gives us shelter from ‘the stormy blast’. 

Saving the best for last, I am grateful from my wonderful partner; He, mentors me, challenges me, cooks me the most amazing meals and loves me no matter what!

I’ll leave you with something that that very ill, high school graduate said, ‘None of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great and be gracious for all the opportunities that you have.’ 
Happy thanksgiving.
Feeling grateful!

Helen

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