Going in to this holiday season, I see many people around me struggling and dreading the next couple of months. Money is tight (and worthless), food
prices are high, gas is expensive and the price of everything else is high as well. With unemployment rates being as they are, it is pretty clear that
this holiday season are going to be tough for many of us.
Honestly, things are tight for me as well. I have a good job that allows my wife to stay home raising our kids, but it gets very tight from time to
time and these holidays will not be a fun time. Financially speaking, that is.
In tough times I have to reassure myself that we always manage to get through the rough spots, stay positive and I have people around me that make me
a better person, father and husband.
So I would like to use the Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity to be thankful for all that is right, when I spend too much time looking at what's
wrong. I think it would be therapeutic for everyone to forget about the doom and gloom for a moment and be thankful for the good things.
I am thankful for family and friends.
I am thankful for a job and that I work for some great people.
I am thankful that I have food on the table and a house to call my own.
I am thankful for ATS and the environment it provides to freely express my ideas and opinions, even though I can't get everyone to agree with me.
and I am thankful for those that DO disagree with me. You force me to be on top of my game and I believe an honest debate is not possible without
So what are you thankful for? What motivates you and brings your spirits up?
Happy Thanksgiving and have some fun during this holiday season!
edit on 23-11-2011 by sheepslayer247 because: (no reason given)