Friday, November 28, 2008

Things to be Thankful For

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and though Filipinos do not celebrate this holiday (no pilgrims, no American Indians), I think that it would be good if we had a similar holiday. I don't know if I am accurate but we seem to have gotten used to complaining and whining about everything and anything. It might be a cultural thing or a personality thing but sometimes, it seems that we have been overlooking the good things in our lives.

Last night, Jer and I went out for Thanksgiving dinner. On the way home, I got lost in my thoughts...I was thinking that despite the irritating glitches that keep happening in my life, I have a lot to be thankful for. I rarely come across as optimistic but here is my attempt at it. What am I thankful for?

My family
I've expressed my sentiments about this in another post, The Ultimate List. My family is really something to be thankful for despite everyone's foibles.

My jobs
I know, I am always tired and I whine about it a lot but at the end of the day, I see myself as very fortunate for having a job that I actually love. I get compensated pretty well and the people are wonderful. I have said it once and I'll say it again - it would be hard to find myself in another company and adjusting as well as I have adjusted.

As for my freelance writing - another gift from above. It was really by chance that I hooked up with my main writing network and I am very happy that I was given this opportunity.

My (relatively) good health
I was always sick when I was in school. I still get migraines and tummy problems more than the average person but I have not gotten seriously sick for almost a decade now. Despite my inactive and unhealthy lifestyle, I'm doing pretty ok.

There is so much more to be thankful for - the chances I have had to travel, my toys, my books, the roof above my head...wow, being positive feels good. ;)

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