Susan L. Farrell, Author

Be Thankful

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There is a great deal of “bad stuff” going on in the world today. I don’t know if there is more now than there was years ago, or if I am just more aware of it than I was before. If it’s that I’m more aware, it might be because I simply have more time to be aware now that I am semi-retired compared to when I was working like crazy. Regardless, it can be difficult to remember that there is a great deal more good than bad in the world, and in our lives.

This is a great time of year to stop and reflect on all the “good stuff” we have in our lives. The first thing to do is recognize that we do, indeed, have good things. If we don’t recognize these things, we can never appreciate them and be grateful for them. (Although we will probably miss them when they are gone.)

When I was younger, I was thankful mostly for accomplishments and achievements, for the results at the end of the journey. Now, I’m more thankful for the journey itself, the experiences I had, and the people that were with me during the journey.

I encourage you to think about the “good stuff” that you have in your life. And then ask yourself what more you have, and what more beyond that, and beyond that, and beyond that. I think you will find that there is a great deal more positive going on in your life than negative. I encourage you to reflect on these things and be thankful for what you have.

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