I am trying to practice having an attitude of gratitude each day, not just on Thanksgiving or in the Fall. I am thankful for so much including the junk, ick, trials and troubles that come with life because without all of it, I would not be where I am today. I don't know where I am going but I am thankful that I am headed in the right direction.
I am also very thankful that I know I can not do this life on my own.
If at this moment, you are in the midst of ick, please try to remember that it is temporary. I know that when the trials and troubles surround you, the last thing you want to hear is someone telling you to just get up and " make lemonade" but sometimes, that is exactly what needs to be done.
I am thankful for you, for being given a gift and that I was finally able to recognize it (even if took me 33+ plus years to figure it out.) I am thankful that I am able to do what I love for a living and that I can share my trials and troubles with others as a reminder, a testimony and an encouragement. I am thankful for your forgiveness when I do or say something without thinking and I am thankful for your friendship whether we see each other every other day or once a year.