Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. I began this season of Thanksgiving with my post “The Month of November”, where I wrote about the Thanksgiving holiday.
This year, I happen to be celebrating this special day in the United States, so, reflecting on the underlying theme of this American holiday, I am grateful for so many things in life.
Here are 15 things that I am thankful and grateful for:
First, I am thankful to Almighty God, for the gift of life. For His abundant Grace and Mercies.
I am extremely grateful for my wonderful family. Thank you, Mama, for bringing me into this world. And to my brothers and sisters, for the love and bond, we all share. You are a great help and support.
I am grateful for the land of my birth. Nigeria. Growing up there has taught me what life truly means. I understood early in life, that ‘life is a struggle and only the tough survive the challenges’.
Oh yes, it’s true that I have come to love Facebook. Life will be boring without humour. So, I am grateful for the creative mind of Mark Zuckerberg for bringing Facebook to the world. Through Facebook, I am connected and linked to several amazing people and opportunities in the world.
To everyone behind the ‘Internet’ and all the ‘Social Medias’ – WordPress, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, thank you. You made communication easier across the globe. Long hours of talk with family and friends. Wow! And indeed to WordPress for bringing all of you wonderful bloggers into my life.
I am extremely grateful for the country I live in where health care is free. Yes, Thank you, Denmark. I dash off to the doctor anytime I feel unwell and I am fortunate that I could do that without thinking of cost. Indeed, I am grateful.
I want to thank all the wonderful people I met during my University days at Aarhus University, Denmark. My classmates, teachers, mentors, mentees etc. Sharing those hours with you all has enriched my cultural awareness, and made me a good team player.
I am grateful for the beautiful and amazing countries that I have visited. Travelling is knowledge. Insights into different cultures and people have changed my perception of the world. It is my best way to acquire empathy and understanding. Thus, I have learnt not to rely on the propaganda in the press.
I am grateful for my friends and cousins in the United Kingdom and the United States, who open the doors of their homes whenever I visited. You know yourselves my Darlings… Thank you for the love you have shown me over the years. You all are kind souls.
I am thankful for those amazing friends, both old and new, that have become sisters. Thank you, girls, (Ladies), for believing in true friendship. May our bond get stronger each day!
I am grateful for the lessons and experiences I have garnered in life. They shape my thoughts. Well, after all, life is a learning curve.
I am extremely grateful for the air I breathe. For health. For the abundant supply of food. For water. For the person I have become. For everything.
To the wonderful people, who motivate, support, and encourage me in my passion and vision. Thank you.
To every one of you that have crossed my path in life. Destiny brought us together. Thank you.
I am thankful that you are reading this post. And that we are friends on this platform whether you believe in my ideas or not. Someday, we might get to share a cuppa together or meet somewhere…! You never know and perhaps that one time face to face meeting might change our perceptions of others.
Share your thoughts. Leave a comment. What is on your gratitude list? There must be something you are thankful for… Kindly share with us.
PS: Oh, I can’t forget the tasty, delish, Thanksgiving breakfast I just had. I am grateful to be a part of the celebration today. Waiting for the Dinner… Oh, my friends promised me it will be more delicious… I dey wait, sha. Haha
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Peace and Love!
Repost from 2016 with some modifications.
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