I believe it’s important that we pay gratitude for being alive and for the little things each and every day. Unfortunately, not many of us do, me included. It is easy for forget the simple wonders and the miracles that we have been given. Living in a busy society, focused on wealth and material things, it is easy to have your mind get stuck on negative thoughts and feelings rather than appreciating life’s positives. I try to catch myself being negative and turn it around as much as possible. I’m still getting there. Hopefully with practice, paying daily gratitude will come easier which might, in turn, increase my confidence and self esteem as well. Can’t ever get enough for that, after all. It’s precisely what we need to become and remain happy in our lives.
Thanksgiving is not a holiday that is really celebrated by me as I am not an American and I really only have my parents here to spend it with. Having your family scattered all over the world is awesome in theory (gotta love being cultured) but in times like these, during holiday season, it sucks not having your family there with you to enjoy each others’ company. Today, I wanted to give thanks to God for having wonderful parents that care about me so much that they stand behind me no matter what I choose to do. I am grateful for having any family at all, and I realize that there are many people out there without any kind of family. I find myself extremely lucky to have someone to turn to when I need them – my mom and dad. I am grateful for the financial support they are providing me with getting through college.
I am grateful for having the mental capabilities to learn and enjoy learning in school, getting good grades, and staying motivated and inspired to continue getting educated. I am grateful for having a creative outlet for my thoughts if I find them to be too overwhelming, a pencil and paper usually do the trick. I am thankful for music for helping me through tough times, easy times, times of happiness, of sadness, of grief, of hopelessness. Music has given me a motivation to keep going countless times and without it, I’m sure I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish some things I have accomplished today. I am thankful for being healthy and without any problems that can’t be solved. I am also thankful for my family and friends being healthy and well. I am thankful for having met many great people in my life who have taught me how to be the person I am today. Each person I meet teaches me something new about myself I didn’t know before, and I thank each and every one of you for that.