As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US tomorrow, it’s a time for us to reflect on the things in our life to be grateful for. As people who even have the ability to read this blog, you have a ton of privilege and opportunities that many others don’t have.
This year, here’s a few things I’m thankful for:
- Health. Lots of people don’t have this luxury, but I’ve been extremely fortune to not have many major health issues. Noteworthy exceptions go toward my mouth (spoiler alert if I’m ever doing a “two truths and a lie” icebreaker) and my knees.
- Family and friends. The people in my lives that I hold dearest make everything better. To make this year even better, I married into an awesome family and while we won’t be able to spend time with them this year for Thanksgiving, I’m excited to have them up here for Christmas
- Education. I am immensely grateful for the education I’ve received both in my childhood and in my older adult life; in school and outside. I hadn’t realized how fortune I was to not have student loan debt (Thanks Mom and Dad, you guys are the best) until relatively recently believe it or not. It’s allowed me to be more flexible with my money in my early years and has set Kristin and I up well going into marriage.
It’s interesting to me to reflect on where I am in my life. In many ways, Kristin and I are in a wonderful spot. We are working diligently toward our goals – financial and otherwise. Despite having a hectic year, we’re generally happy.
Still, part of me wants more for us. More happiness, more freedom to do precisely what we want, when we want.
It’s those times that reflecting on how fortunate I am that really puts into perspective just how much we have to be thankful for.
There is a long list of other things I’m immensely thankful for but these are top of mind as I stuff my face and take a few days off from work.
Happy (early) Thanksgiving!
What are you thankful for?