Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving today. Enjoy the time with your family and loved ones. I know for the most part people view today as a reason just to fatten their bellies without any remorse and not much more than that. But I'd like to encourage you to take aside a few moments to really contemplate your blessings. Because no matter what the economy may be doing, we all have things in our lives that we should be thankful for. When you recognize these things, you tend to get a lot more blessings in your life.
So with that in mind, here's what I'm giving thanks for this year.
1. Another day.
Too often we totally complicate our lives for the worst. But I have found that half the battle of life is just waking up to fight another day. Yes sometimes it's that simple. Because if you think about it, everyday you wake up is an opportunity to better your life no matter the situation. But you can only do this if you learn to appreciate how blessed you are to have another day to make a change. So start today and make it a habit the rest of your days!
2. Loved ones.
I sometimes take it for granted that everyone has people in their lives that love and support them. But I've learned over the years that sadly this isn't the case. I now realize how blessed I am to have the support and love of my family members, friends, and you good folks. It's because of this support, I am the person that I am. I'm able to give of myself to others because of the love I have and continue to receive. I think we all can see the results of people who lacked this in our everyday lives. So if you are just as blessed with people that love & support you, be sure to treasure and appreciate them not only today but everyday. Don't wait to have this realization and vocalize it when it's too late.
3. My Work At Home Career.
It's been nearly 3 years since I became voluntarily unemployed. Considering the current state of the economy this may seem like a crazy idea now. Trust me, everyone around me thought it was crazy back then as well. But I am happy to say it was the best decision I've ever made. My work at home career as a blogger/affiliate marketer has allowed my wife and I to be full time stay at home parents that are blessed to watch every moment of my princess's development. As if that isn't enough, I also get paid to do what I love which is to help people. How many people spend half their lives at jobs or careers that they hate and getting paid less than they feel they're worth? I don't know the exact number but I'm confident it's a large portion of the population. So I'm thankful that I'm in a position to help people help themselves. I get paid to help people achieve what they desire, deserve and in some cases never knew was possible. This career is obviously lucrative financially but it's a lot more rewarding from a personal/spirtual point of view.
I have a lot more that I'm thankful for but I'll stop here. After all it's a holiday and I'm sure most of you are probably stuffing your faces right now. Or you've already had too much to eat and are ready for a nap. lol Either way, have a great Thanksgiving and remember everyday you have a reason to be thankful.