“It’s better to be grateful for your opportunities than to be angry about your circumstances!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
It’s Thanksgiving Day in Canada today!
We have it a month early since we have so much more gratitude in our hearts LOL.
But seriously, it’s a nice day to pause and reflect.
And so here is what I am grateful for.
I’m grateful that I’m one of those who can define themselves by a positive attitude focused, when I can, on trying to lift up others around me, and not one who has let their anger instead lead them to a dark place in which they work to tear down and hurt those who are less fortunate than they are.
I’m grateful that I am surrounded by family who loves me, and that I’ve managed to live a life that is deserving of that love. I’m grateful that the new home that my wife and I moved to after 30 years in our first home is found in a delightful neighborhood with down-to-earth, wonderful neighbors. I’m grateful that my sons have found wonderful women with whom they will be able to share their lives. I’m grateful that my golf handicap went below 15.0 this year and has magically stayed there. I’m grateful that I still have the opportunity to share my insight with people worldwide through the magic that is a stage. I am so grateful for my good health and that I can work to reinforce it every day.
I am so grateful for each and every moment I have to enjoy the beauty of the world around me, such as this particular spot which is a part of my regular 7km walk early each and every morning. I am grateful that I can choose to chase the sun as it rises in splendor, and that I can start my day with the joy of another day of opportunity in my life, rather than regret what might have happened the day before. I am super grateful that I have now lived a life of stunning clarity of mind for over 6 years that lets me enjoy that walk, and that I can continue to do so.
I am grateful.
Happy Thanksgiving Canada!