Today being Thanksgiving in the United States, I have been thinking about gratitude.
I am grateful for a husband who understands me and treats me with kindness and compassion.
I am grateful for forgiveness, not only from Jesus, but from everyone that I know.
I am grateful for children who have courage to do what they know is right even if it is not popular.
I am grateful for family members who when given a choice to serve others or pursue selfish things, will choose to serve.
I am grateful to have hard things to do every day. It gives me the opportunity to overcome weakness and gain strength.
I am grateful to have moments to rest from the hard things and time replenish my reservoir.
I am grateful for technology and the means to procure it so that I can do more things in my allotted time here.
I am grateful for prescription medicines and medical studies that produce them, so that Nick can experience life in its fullest.
I am grateful for expressions of love and compassion; a smile, a hug, a pat on my hand. I know that others care about me.
I am grateful for Thanksgiving and all the amazingly good food that I will get to eat today.
I do have more than 10 things that I am grateful for, but Nick wants to start the eating part of Thanksgiving, so I will close with saying –
Life can be difficult and amazing. I choose amazing.