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I am thankful

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone – whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not!

I am thankful for so many things – the joys, the blessings, the sorrows and the pain.  All these experiences have helped me further learn who I am and how strong I can be.

I am thankful for everyone in my life, family, whether immediate and nuclear or extended and several times removed – you are the steel in my backbone that allows me to conquer the challenges I face daily;  and friends – old, new, near, far, faithful and fairweather – your presence in my life, whether permanent or fleeting, have helped me learn what my boundaries are, what my limits are and how much of my heart I am actually able to give – for that I am truly grateful.  This is not some flippant remark.  For all the experiences, for everyone who has been in my life, I am thankful for you.  TRULY.

I am thankful for the esoteric and the banal things in my life. Because without all of these my life wouldn’t be rich and varied and oh-so-colourful.  There is so much to be thankful for.  If you sit down and start listing things, from the smallest to the most fantastical of things, you wouldn’t be able to stop.  I remember Sarah Ban Breathnach saying that if you concentrate on being grateful every single day, you wouldn’t recognise yourself only two weeks into the exercise.

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Thank you for the technology!

I just finished sending a happy birthday email to a beloved aunt.  Earlier today, I chatted to my Abba who is ill in hospital.  I was able to see him and he was able to see me.  Every Sunday, I chat to my family via Skype.  I send free text messages to my family in Manila and friends everywhere in the world via iMessage and other apps.

To all the inventors of these wonderful innovations, I am thankful.  The technology not only helps me reach out across the miles, it makes the world a little smaller and living on the other side of the world and getting in touch with family isn’t as difficult as it used to be.  You, ladies and gentlemen, should be given medals!

Thank you for the technology!