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A time to be thankful

Despite the fact that we are being reminded about Christmas every day, Thanksgiving Day comes first.  I have so much to be thankful for and I bet everyone out there can also find a reason or two to be thankful.

At our home there have been a lot of health issues but we are still plugging along and for that, I am very thankful. I am also thankful for the Covid-19 vaccine that has made it possible for us to do most of the things we did before, without concern of severe illness or death. Even though that can still happen, it helps take some of the pressure off.

I am also thankful for my family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and so many other people who I see regularly. They are a big part of my life. There are also many people who work hard every day to provide goods and services for me and the world. 

What are you thankful for? Even in the most dire situations, there is always something to be thankful for. Simply waking up each day and going to bed again at night is a gift.

I know there are people out there who suffer from depression and struggle to find the good in their life. I encourage you to use Thanksgiving Day as a time to look for that ‘good’ and work off of it. Keep positive thoughts and build your daily life with a positive attitude. You are important to others, you have a lot to contribute to the world and most of all, you need to be important to yourself. Just know that you do matter!

Each day, try listing ten new things to be thankful for and before long you will have a book full of gifts. Then when you are feeling down, read through the lists and realize how fortunate you are.

 Let us all be thankful this year for every tiny little gift we are given.

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