A Thanksgiving Christmas

Well, Christmas is once again drawing near. Through all the hectic shopping and thinking about what to make and what we want to get and what to get for whom, it’s easy to forget to relax and enjoy what this season is really meant to represent. Yes, Christmas is a time for giving and family, but it’s also a good time to remember to be thankful for what we have as well. Yes, I know we have Thanksgiving for that, but who says you can’t do it twice?

I’m thankful that I live in a place where I can have clean water to drink and food to eat and a heater to keep me warm. I’m thankful that I have a nice bed to sleep in and that I have a family that loves me. I’m thankful for the clothes I wear and the job I work at and even my pillow-stealing cat. I’m thankful to be alive and happy and healthy.

I know we all tend to overlook these things every day, or they’re the first things we think of when we run out of things to say we’re thankful for when asked, but no matter what, it’s always important to be thankful for those little things we take for granted.

I’m thankful for the mountains I can see everyday, and for the rain (even though I complain). I’m thankful for the trees that sometimes knock our power out and for the sunshine that I never go out into enough. I’m thankful for the wind and the Earth and the fact that we even exist.

So in this crazy time of giving and over-comercialism, let’s take some time to remember to be thankful for what we already have.

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