Saturday, October 11, 2008

...and so for these things I am thankful

We are celebrating our Thanksgiving this weekend here in Canada. Like many people, we will have a happy gathering of family and dear friends for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. I believe that this year, more so than any other, I am trying to be more cognizant of the things I am thankful for. This week continued to be challenging at work - dealing with people terrified of losing everything - all these high emotions drain you and sometimes you absorb these fears because it is what you hear, all day. What is clear to me is that most of these people calling do not need me to give them any solutions - they just want someone to listen to them and offer an opportunity to voice their feelings. So in the spirit of 'voicing' I simply want to share some things I am grateful and thankful for on a daily basis.

I am thankful I have a beautiful family. Two handsome, wonderful sons, healthy parents happily retired in one of the most beautiful little corners of the world - Vancouver Island; my sister who I am very close to and who lives just ten minutes away; and, the Babe who is my greatest supporter in all my endeavors....and of course, Tencents, my naughty princess-kitty.

I am thankful to have a cozy, beautiful home that no one is taking away from me. Home truly is where the heart is and I know that whenever I travel for work, I always look forward to coming home.

I am grateful I live in a country where I have the freedom to be who I want and to achieve what I want. I am not restricted, I am not confined because I am a woman, and I have a thousand opportunities available to me.

I am thankful I am healthy and enjoy my life to the fullest - I have a good job, I can run, I can climb, I can knit...all these things make me who I am.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend - please take the time to quietly be thankful for something in your life this weekend.
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