On this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for all I have. Most importantly I am thankful for the health and energy which I have which in a way I take for granted. Without good health, there is no ability to work hard on my goals and ambitions and make the world a better place.
I am also thankful because I can say that right now I am chasing my dreams and ambitions on my terms like I have dreamt of since I was a kid. For many my age, that exact might not be the case. I never knew how everything will fall in place but a few years ago through intuition and circumstances, things began falling into place earlier than I would have ever thought.
I am thankful for the great country we live in and the opportunities it affords me to chase my dreams. We might not be a perfect society and might still have room for improvement but we should never lose appreciation for what is good about this country. Despite being well versed in our flaws and having become numbed to the the great life in this country which even people of modest means see as the norm, we should never forget that many people exist who want to come to this country and envy such.
Most importantly, I am thankful to all my friends and family and the support they have given me whenever I needed such. I am especially thankful to my parents who I will confess I decide when and when not to pick their calls but are always a phone call or an email away ready to give me advice and support me in whatever way they possibly can. And yes, I am still very close to my parents and they give me advice and encouragement when needed and we even share prayer topics. I am also thankful to my siblings who despite the fact that age and profession has scattered all of us, we still mutually support each other.
As we look towards 2018, be thankful for the year 2017. Be thankful for all you learnt and experienced this year – good or bad. Take that wisdom and us it to turn 2018 into your best year ever so at this time next year we all can give the most thanks we ever have given to the Almighty.