Much to be thankful for

Yesterday marked Thanksgiving, a great holiday when people gather to eat food, and contemplate what they Thankful for. With the passing of Thanksgiving, I find myself thinking of what I value in my life. Overall I have so much to be thankful for this year.

I am very lucky, to have a place to live, and food to eat. Looking at everything that is going on in the world, I feel so lucky to be here, and given the ability to thrive. I have been given the opportunities and freedoms that come with being an American. There are so many people that are not given this chance, just due to peoples fears and I find that incredibly sad. I am also surrounded by an incredible family. They have done so much to help me through so much this year.

I am lucky enough to be blessed with a wonderful job. I work with people who have numerous disabilities, and they are incredibly inspiring. They are some of the kindest and strongest people I have ever met in my life. Everyday they do things that put me in awe of them. I am lucky to be given an opportunity to interact with these people. They make me look forward to going in, each and every day.

The major one though, would be my Mother. She passed away in June, and it has been hard without her. Yet given the situation, we do have so much to be thankful for. I am so lucky that I had a good relationship with her despite the challenges. As abrupt as it was, I am thankful that her passing was quick, and she did not have to spend weeks in the hospital. I hate having her gone, but I’m thankful for the memories I have.

I am so incredibly thankful for this life, and the opportunities it has given me.

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