Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all the things we are so thankful for, family, health, employment, good food, and so on. But are we truly thankful? I mean thankful for the little things, the over-looked blessings?
We are so wonderfully blessed, first off, to live in a country where we are free, free to live how we want, worship how we want, dress and express ourselves as we want. We are incredibly blessed to the point of being spoiled, we have clean water (not only to drink, but to bath in!) we have warm blankets on cold nights, we have hot coffee in the mornings, we have remote controls to change the channels and turn off the lights, electric fans to cool us in the heat, along with ice to chill our drinks on a hot summer’s day…The list goes on and on.
So often I find myself complaining about the silliest things, things that I should be so very thankful for, these wonderful “extras” are privileges, not “rights”. These things are not “owed” to us, it makes me sad to see that most people today, including myself at times, have such a sense of entitlement.
I have been so blessed in my life, my family is healthy, I live between 2 of the most beautiful place on earth, I have every privilege I can imagine, and yet, at times I too complain, more often than I care to admit. I need to remind myself, from time to time, to think about how incredibly blessed I am, each and every day..for not only the big things, but the little things that most days I overlook… chap stick for my dry lips, a wash cloth to wash my face, a safe trip to and from work, that my son makes it through the day and gets home safe, for fuzzy socks to warm my toes, for candles and matches just in case the lights go out.
So my question for you today is, “What little things that you may have overlooked, are you truly thankful for?” Happy Aloha Friday my friends…today, I am thankful for you, may your days be blessed.