American Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. To me it means family, reflection and hope.
Thanksgiving is not something I look upon with ancestor pride. The American Indian Tribes that we turned to for survival were eventually very nearly wiped off of the map, as we chased them from their land and murdered the majority. Gruesome right? I never really thought about it until I had to take an American history class at University that taught about Native American history from both the "white" man perspective and the "Indian" man perspective. It was a real eye opener.
But ya know.... Which Country on this entire planet can we say is without fault ... without bloodshed and without crime?
None of us are without some sort of shame. I believe every Country around the world should have a day dedicated to being publicly thankful. Yes, we "should" always count our blessings but life has a way of taking hold of us and spinning us in several directions at once, often leaving us to wonder if we are coming or going. Dedicating a day of Thanksgiving makes us reconsider our busy lives and to remember to be grateful.
And so I write this to remind myself just how blessed I am and that I need to be grateful on a regular basis.
I am Thankful for…
My Upstairs Apartment (I feel safer)
Having a good job
Having good health benefits
Having a paid off car
I'm thankful God has given me a desire to travel... It makes me save money better.
I'm thankful for England and it's rich history.
I'm thankful for my freedom.
I'm thankful my children have a good father.
I'm thankful he pays child support.
I'm thankful for Joshua's safety while he's in The Middle East.
I'm thankful for my many diverse friends.
I'm thankful for my creativity.
I'm thankful for my eternal optimism.
I'm thankful for the parts of my past that are painful, it has shown me how I don't want to live and how to strive for better.
I'm thankful for a family that loves me.
I'm thankful for the women that my sons love.
I'm thankful for books!
I'm thankful for my faith in Christ Jesus.
I'm thankful for being able to listen to Chris play his classical guitar.
I'm thankful for the laughter I just heard from Andy & Hannah.
I'm thankful to live in an age of technology.
I'm thankful for the desire to write.
I'm thankful for my education.
I'm thankful for my sense of humor.
I'm thankful for the Downs Syndrome kids I work with, they've made my heart grow.
I'm grateful for the Autistic children I work with. What a blessing they are!!
I'm thankful for freedom of religion.
Though I'm not too materialistic, I'm grateful for my new Nikon d3200! Paid for cash.
I'm grateful I have no credit card debt.
I'm thankful that I can hold my daughter every night as she falls asleep, even though she's 8 years old.
What are you thankful for?
What do you think about having a World Thanksgiving Day?
I hope you’re having a rocking week!