What are you grateful for?

I’m thankful to be writing in two time zones, so this post can still be timely for those of you in the Western hemisphere. 🙂

I found this cool image on a friend’s Facebook page and wanted to share it with you here. (Unfortunately, I don’t know whom to credit so I’ll just thank the Universe for leading me to this image.)

Thanksgiving - Things I'm thankful for | Illustration and design unknown

Of course, there’s so much more to add to the list, such as:

  • Great art
  • Great books
  • Great movies
  • Delightful conversations with former-strangers-turned-friends
  • Serendipitous surprises
  • Twinkling lights
  • Moon-bathed nights
  • Hugs and kisses
  • Passion
  • Joy
  • Zest for life
  • Family
  • Togetherness
  • Bonds that can never be broken…

… This list can really go on and on and on. I’m grateful that the world has Thanksgiving Day, so that we can all take a step back, take stock of how much we truly have (whether it is apparent to us or not), and thank the Universe for the abundance that we enjoy–and are still about to enjoy.

Of course, it’s not always easy. There are many times in our lives when we feel like blaming the Universe and others, asking why certain things are happening to us, and indulging in misery and despair. That’s perfectly normal–heck, it’s happened to me, too, a number of times. But I’m an optimist–and a hopeless romantic, at that–and I believe that for as long as there is life, for as long as we hold on to even just a tiny sliver of faith, for as long as there is enough love in our lives to pull us out of despair, we will overcome. We will conquer. And then, we will see (again) just how much we have to be grateful for.

So, again, to all of you, dear readers and kindred spirits, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! May you always have a reason to give thanks, and may your own search for happiness and authenticity lead you down a path of abundance and joy.

Much love,



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