Another Thanksgiving is upon us this year! This year, so much has happened, and I am reminded once again to count the many blessings in my life.
So often, we tend to focus on the negative aspects in life that we forget to be thankful for the many gifts that are bestowed upon us, no matter how small they may seem to be. This year, there have been a series of events that have caused me to be even more thankful for the great things that I do have.
In July, my world came crashing down to almost a stand still when my Granny passed away without getting to say good-bye to her. She was an amazing woman and made an everlasting impact on my life that will never be forgotten. When I hear the song, "I Am Your Angel" by R. Kelly and Celine Dion, sometimes it seems as if Granny is telling me that she is still here on earth with me, and that brings me great comfort.
This year, however, I have gotten to know some people through work who have made all the difference in my life, in where I am at. They have helped me get out of my depression and have lifted my spirits beyond belief. They are really special people who I'll be forever grateful for.
They have inspired me to be a better person, to reach for my dreams and go after what I want and desire. To stop putting myself last, and that I do deserve putting myself first. Its not a matter of being selfish, its a matter of taking care of myself so that I can care for those that I love and care about.
All the small blessings that I have actually turned into a huge blessing. Of all the things that I am most thankful for this year, is the love and friendship of those who are in my life. No matter how often I get to speak or talk to those I care about, they will always be important to me, and I'll pray for them always. Its these people that make my life worth living.
Though the negative spots in my life happened, they don't make up my whole life. We live through it and learn from them. Good things always come bad experiences and we grow from them. That's what makes us stronger. I know I'm a better person because of the life experiences I've had.