Giving Thanks- American Thanksgiving: 5 Simple Things to be Thankful For

For those of you who don’t live in America, we ‘Muricans had just gotten done stuffing our faces with more food than we could ever imagine, discussing politics around the turkey carcass, and avoiding creepy uncle Eddie that always wants to tell that one embarrassing story about you when you were a baby. But most importantly, it’s the time of year where we reflect on what we have and think about what we all have to be thankful for. As for Christians like me, we give thanks to God for what we have.

For me, there was always a lot to be thankful for. I grew up in the western world where I never went without a meal, never had to drink muddy parasitic water to survive, never went homeless, never went without heat in the house during cold winter months, have good relationships with immediate family, a good education, and never had to experience persecution for my faith. I would be lying if I said I or my family haven’t gone through some rough times- and they might be even a little more jarring than what the average middle-class American family goes through- but I really can’t complain. I’m happy and content.

Some people aren’t as lucky, however.

Some people don’t have good families. Or homes to live in. Or heat to stay warm during cold seasons. Or own any clothes except for the rags on their back and material wrapped around their feet for shoes. Or even clean water to drink.

Some people only have their hope or their faith to help them through the next day. Some people might not even have that, and decide to enjoy scrolling through blog posts one last time to have others’ happy thoughts or opinions on their mind before they pull the trigger or take a sharp object to their wrists.

If you are one of these previously mentioned people, please don’t lose hope. Listen to this song (clicky clicky) as I list to some of the things to live for or to be thankful for this November.

 

1.) How Quick Life Can Change.

Life can change on a dime so quickly that it can make your head spin. Sometimes it’s for the good, and sometimes it’s for the bad. If you’ve only experienced horror so far, it can only get better- just hold on for awhile longer. Good things come to those who wait.

 

2.) Kind People.

It’s hard to be positive especially if you’re a cynic and second guess everyone’s actions and motives, but there are some very kind and sweet-hearted people out there. Sometimes it takes patience to actually find that person in your life if you don’t know someone like that, but they will come eventually- and when they do, they’ll be the bright little corner of sunshine in your heart that you won’t be able to help but smile when you think of them.

 

3.) Laughing.

Laughing can do so much- from being an excercise to “being the best medicine,” it can also act a release for some people. When the world is crumbling to bits and pieces, at least you can laugh at that one thing that you found funny whether it be inappropriate, offensive, or just plain strange.

 

4.) Sleep.

For some people, sleep is the only escape from the real world that they have. They could be in pain or just having the worst day that they could imagine, and then sleep comes, lulling you into a dark bliss and your body becoming unaware of your surroundings and situation for a few hours.

 

5.) The Internet.

Due to the internet, it’s never been easier to connect with people, find things that can make you happy, give you hope, inspiration, determination, and help if needed. Look anything up, and you’ll probably be able to find it.

 

So that’s all that I really had for you guys on this topic. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving if you live in the U.S.A. and just a good day in general even if you don’t live in America. And thank you for taking your time to read my post!

 

~Felicity Annora.

 

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