There’s something to be said about the power of gratitude. Coming up on the week of Thanksgiving, we are going to return to our families and share what we are thankful for over warm turkey dinners, while reflecting on the year’s ever-changing progression.
However, shouldn’t we always express our gratitude? I can’t think of a single instance in which people would complain about receiving a thank you note, or even a thank you face-to-face. I try to do my best to acknowledge and appreciate others in what they do because I think it encourages growth and happiness.
I’m thankful that I can pursue an education and that graduation is nearing. I’ve never done so many assignments and attended to so many deadlines in my life. All of my hard work is finally paying off in that sense.
I’m thankful that I have a roof over my head. I finally got my first apartment, and it’s been quite the learning experience. I’m glad that I have a job that I can work hard enough at to afford to live on my own.
I’m thankful for my family and friends. I have a wonderful support system here. This year I learned about the value of family and friends more than ever.
I’m thankful for my health. This often goes without saying, but I’m so fortunate that I can live a happy healthy life. I had strep throat off an on for the first few months this year, risking getting my tonsils removed. I’m so relieved that got taken care of.
I’m thankful for my boyfriend. CJ, the light of my life for the past 4 and a half years has always been there for me when I needed him most. Nobody really could ever understand me the way he does, and I’m completely thankful for him.