This is the time of year that we are supposed to set aside time to spend with our families and to remind each other of the things that we have. It is easy to get caught up in the tangled list of things that are broken, lost, missing or wished for. Some how, it is so easy to loose sight of the things that are right in our grasp that can give us happiness if we were just wise enough to notice. So, today, I list the things that matter.
- My family. Too many people to list them all, but I think that it goes without saying that it is my daughter and husband that hold the center of my heart.
- My job. I am grateful that I have work and that I can earn money with which to support my family. I am grateful that it is a job that I love doing. I am grateful that I have made friends among my co-workers.
- My driver’s license (and car). Been a long time coming. It has made things a lot easier for me and my family. But in knowing that I have it, I also recall the times that I was given so much support by family and friends in the way of transportation. I want all those drivers to know that I am grateful.
- My health and the health of my loved ones. We are physically well. From that foundation of wellness springs all happiness.
Then there are the little things in life. All the laughs and smiles that come from small and silly moments. I am grateful that my family and friends can share those little things.
On this day of reflection, I am grateful.