I truly believe we all should take time out of every day to celebrate thankfulness! As I describe in “Demonstrate Gratitude and Embrace Thankfulness” and “Giving Thanks” this month gives us extra encouragement to celebrate.
My life has obstacles, challenges and gratifying experiences that are similar to many others. These experiences provide many reasons to celebrate daily.
I am grateful even when facing obstacles and despite occasionally experiencing fear of the unknown/change I am not deterred from taking action. Realistically like many others, I am actually too busy due to many deadlines which require quick turnarounds to worry or contemplate long before I take action. Gratefully most of the time my actions turn out to be positive ones. However, occasionally without first seeking out and completing any required education I may make a judgment call error and also may not have the skills to efficiently complete a task.
I am grateful to be alive and experience life with all of its precious highs and lows. I am also blessed to be able to continue to learn new skills and grow professionally and personally. Valuing relationships with family, friends and colleagues is an additional key component of my thankfulness. I am also extremely grateful I am able to provide protection, shelter and food for my family and pets. Most of all I am truly grateful for my loving wife Kathy who relentlessly assists me daily by providing assistance for obstacles I cannot overcome due to my complete blindness. Kathy also continues to be my loving, caring wife and companion, as we overcome our blessed challenges together. I also cannot overlook being blessed by my higher power which I believe brought me back from a three month long coma. I also believe my higher power enabled me to survive, among other critical challenges, a couple of code blues when I was in the ICU. I write about these challenges which can be read in my other blog posts.
I am still not beyond learning by any means. That is why I am reaching out to all of you to assist me, as well as others who read this blog post to help all of us learn how to best keep thankfulness and gratitude in our hearts and actions every day.
What are you thankful for? How will you celebrate thankfulness and gratitude this Thanksgiving and every day? Do you have any examples of how thankfulness and gratitude has benefitted you and others?
We all look forward to hearing from you.
Global Dialogue Center