Keeping your focus on the things you are grateful for can be a daunting task if your life isn’t exactly what you want it to be. I’m not a list person but it is helpful sometimes to write down the things in your life for which you are thankful. We all know there is someone who is not as well off as us, and conversely there are others that seem to have it way better, too. That’s life. It’s not fair at all times. It’s not balanced for everyone. I doubt anyone is happy-go-lucky all the time their entire life, we all have our demons. This is evidenced by all the jovial people we discover weren’t very happy at all, and were so depressed and hurt inside they decided to leave this Earth of their own accord.
While we can’t help everyone in this world, we can try. We can take the steps towards reaching out and connecting, with our family, friends, community to strive for unity. Small things like donating clothing, money or just our time can go a long way to reaching someone’s soul that is in despair. So this holiday season and every day forward I am going to make sure every single day I do something for someone else that might make a difference. Whether it is donating $5 to Salvation Army on Facebook or sending a friend a quick note to let them know I am thinking of them and hope they are well, I will do something.
I challenge everyone who reads this to do the same…if you aren’t already. Sometimes we need a reminder there are so many good people in this world. That is what we need to be grateful for, indeed. And when you are feeling down and out, helping someone else out with even just a kind word will lift your spirits and remind you that we all have purpose in this world. We all have gifts to share, a good friend recently reminded me of that. I am grateful for her, and so many in my life that make it bearable and very often–a lot of fun!
Here’s to wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers!
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