Note: I know that Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving is regarded as a US Holiday, but I think that the spirit of the Holiday can be appreciated anywhere. If you like what you read, then subscribe to our feed!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we have an awful lot to be thankful for. I’m excited about the food, but I’m more excited to celebrate the things that are actually worth something in life, the things you can’t go out and buy on Black Friday.
I hope that all of our readers can look upon all that they have and be grateful. Things get hard for people, and it’s a constant roller-coaster, but at the end of the day we should be pleased if we are employed, if we have food, if we have shelter, if we have clothing, if we have family who loves us or any combination.
We live in a time where convenience is literally located on every corner. If we want bread, we don’t have to go out, grab some wheat, mill it down, mix in other ingredients, and bake. We simply add it to a list and go out at some point to get it. We live in a country where the ability to read is ordinary.
Let Us Be Thankful for the “Ordinary”
Rarely do we look at our tired, old, sub-compact vehicle and say “I’m thankful to have these four wheels to get me where I need to be.” Even on emergencies, such as a child’s birth, do we look back and say “I’m truly blessed for that vehicle working in a time of need.” The ordinary things in life often get overlooked.
It is easy in our countries (The United States, Canada, UK, Germany, and all other developed nations) to open our pantry and see a bunch of food, and close it and say “there’s nothing to eat.” Of course we aren’t saying “we have no food!” But our abundance has become so ordinary that we can make statements that insinuate that the food we have isn’t to our liking.
Today, I say: I’m thankful for all that I call ordinary in my life. I’m thankful for the clean water that pours out of my sink, I’m thankful for the air that I breathe, I’m thankful for the practical car that I drive, I’m thankful for my employment, I’m thankful for my family, and I’m thankful for the time I’m given on this Earth each day.
My Thankful List
So, with all of that said, here is a list of things that I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving.
- My lovely wife who supports me.
- My parents who did their best to raise me.
- My home.
- Our health.
- Being in the United States – I may be a critic of this country, but it’s my patriotic duty to voice my concerns with our direction. I love this country, even with our flaws.
- Knowledge and understanding about finances.
- A steady income.
- Dividend paying stocks.
- Our desire to build our savings and manage money well.
- The opportunity to give to others.
- I’m thankful for employment.
- My financial background.
- My interest in investing and investments.
- This website.
- Our growth.
- Our readers.
- Your comments.
- Knowing God and being saved.
- His continuing grace.
- His sacrifice for us.
- His blessings.
What are you thankful for this year? I don’t care about nationality, even if you don’t celebrate the US Thanksgiving, I want to know what you’re happy about in your life. What things help you to wake up each morning and work hard?