This season I am especially thankful for my parents. I've been struggling with school a lot lately and getting over worked and stressed out. My Mom specifically did everything she could to help me, support me, and get my project finished smoothly. We drove back and forth between my home and college about 4 times. I've never been so thankful to have such supporting parents there for me. Not everyone has that advantage.
This holiday season I'm grateful for FaceTime and a strong internet connection. That may sound strange, but I'm living half way across the world from my family, and my one year old nephew is growing faster than I can keep track of. I'm so grateful I still in some way get to be a part of his life with the help of FaceTime and get to see him take his first steps, bang on the wooden toys I brought him last time I was in town, eat his first solid foods. I don't get to physically be there with him and the rest of my family right now, but at least I still feel connected to them and a part of their lives, and that's huge!
I'm thankful for my life. Is it too general? Maybe but that's it! I have a good family, good friends, good job and good health too. It's just up to me to keep all these good things or improve. I got a lot from life, thank!
Health. Truly. It seems obvious, but without health, we cannot flourish. Without health, we lose the people we love. Without health, we become stagnant. This is one of my motivations for nursing school.
Lately, as I've begun to experience some frightening health concerns, I find myself immensely grateful and thankful for so much. What health I do have, the ability to connect to nearly anyone anywhere in the world. A great job close to home. Family and friends. The ability to think and follow-through on my ideas. A great book and a cup of coffee or tea.
Really I guess what I'm thankful for most right now is life itself. To be a part of it as it is.
I am grateful that the world has a lot of awesome people doing a lot of good stuff. I am grateful that we grow ever mindful of the less fortunate people that share our planet. That we continue to see great progress to alleviate the plight that many of our neighbours suffer. That we better understand ours and others' capabilities and limitations.
I am mega thankful for GOOD and the community! As a bootstrapped startup social enterprise, the support is much needed as we drive forward and build our network. GOOD has had a big impact for us and we are thrilled to be a part of the community. Thank you GOOD, you have been a long term inspiration, so keep on rockin on!
I know this may sound cliche, but I'm thankful for being fortunate enough to be able to give back to my community. We just opened up our non profit organization called The Dream Builders Project, an action based charity that puts help directly in peoples hands. I want to share more, but in the mean time here's a link just to give you a better idea of what we do. http://www.thedreambuildersproject.com/
I am thankful for the magnificent earth that we all call home and everything on it from the grains of sand and drops of water to the grandest of mountains and greatest expanses of what appears to be nothingness. I am thankful for every human birth and every human death, every word ever spoken, and every step taken. I am thankful for the life of every creature from the bed bugs we hate oh so much to the cutest of puppies, to the wise old whales in the sea. I am thankful for every moment you and I have lived whether the moment be happy sad and every breathe we've taken together. But most importantly today I am thankful for every human and creature that is doing their part to keep the oceans blue, the forests green, the deserts hot, the arctic cold, the rivers flowing, the birds singing, the crickets chirping, the dolphins playing, and the humans smiling.