I was not always thankful. Matter of fact, I was down right fed up with life. I couldn’t stand looking at myself in the mirror. I couldn’t stand the people around me. I felt that if this is the way things are supposed to be I’d rather kiss this world goodbye. I actually made plans to exit this world. But for some odd reason I held on. Nowadays, I realize one of the things that was escaping my attention was thankfulness.
Since everyone is sharing why they are thankful today, I shall write what I’m thankful for. Of course I’m thankful for the tangible items I have like a roof over my head, food in my refrigerator, a warm bed, a job, and my family and friends.
Right now I want to talk about the intangible blessings that cannot be bought nor sold. I’m thankful for who I am and what I have become. I like myself, and thank God for removing the blinders from my eyes. Uncovering my strengths and instilling wisdom in me is a gift that I can offer to others. Joy and happiness was something that I thought was lost out to sea to never be recovered and brought to the surface. I found that not to be true. I was wrong. My soul has been replenished with hope, love, self-worth, understanding, and the ability to stay strong. I have recovered my dignity and true identity. Being myself brought me my joy and happiness. Passion has found a way into my heart through writing. Contentment has replaced chaos. Yes…I’m thankful for the things that cannot be seen but only felt.