Today is Thanksgiving in Canada – a time to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. Today I share with you what I am thankful for:
When I think on what I am thankful for, the first thing that comes to mind is my my small family: my husband and children. Their love surrounds me each day, often making me smile or just giving me comfort with their presence. I bask in their unconditional love and look forward to seeing them at the end of each day. I am thankful for a husband who loves me completely and who treats me with respect. I am thankful for children wish to spend time with me and who acknowledge the wisdom of their parents.
I am grateful as well for my home and the haven it offers me at the end of each workday. It is a space that we have made comfortable for ourselves, a space that we all wish to spend time in. I am pleased that we live in a safe environment and that I need have no fear of being attacked. I am grateful that our home is warm during the winter and that it contains everything that we need to be comfortable. I am thankful that we live near all that we need: supermarkets, a fruit and vegetable shop, the library, the post office, public transport.
I often give thanks for my health and the health of my family. I see people struggling to walk, or looking unwell, and my gratefulness increases. I am still able to walk and run, breathe in deeply and live everyday without taking any medication. My children have no health issues and my husband still has all his health.
Lastly I am thankful that we have enough: enough to eat, enough to pay the bills, enough to do things from time to time that give us enjoyment.
What are you thankful for?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013