Today is Thanksgiving in Canada, and it has me thinking about how truly blessed I am. This summer I did a video about the power of gratitude.
So today, I’m taking time to count my blessings.
I am grateful that all my basic needs are met – food, water, shelter, clothing.
I am grateful that our landlord is happy enough with the arrangements that he has let us continue living here long after we initially agreed.
I am grateful for the work that helps to maintain those basic needs.
I am grateful for my husband, David. He is so supportive of me, and he does so much work around the house, with very little complaint. I am glad to have him as my partner in life.
I am grateful for my boys. They always forgive me when I make parenting mistakes, and they remind me to play. Their hugs and snuggles are worth the frustration I sometimes feel!
I am grateful for my parents and my sister. Even though we are far apart, I know you always support me.
I am grateful for my friends. I consider you my family of choice. Your encouragement helps me to keep going when I feel like giving up.
I am grateful for my mentors. You challenge me to stretch outside my comfort zone, and help me grow beyond my limitations.
I am grateful for the beautiful nature that surrounds me.
I am grateful for the many opportunities I have to learn, to grow, and to express myself.
I am grateful for the challenges I face. They help me have more compassion and understanding for myself and for others.
I am grateful for my health.
I could keep going – there is much more I am grateful for. I am definitely feeling the abundance that surrounds me.
What are you grateful for? Take a few moments today to count your blessings. You may be surprised at what comes up.