Today, I give thanks for 3 simple things

Today is Thanksgiving and today, I give thanks for 3 simple things:

Friends and family

I am thankful that I have a loving friends and family who have supported me when I’ve needed them the most. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person who I am today. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to find the strength and courage necessary to quit my job so that I could focus on finding myself and starting a real career.

Contentment

I am also thankful that for the first time in a long time, I feel content.  Now that I have time to think about who I am, who I want to be and how I plan to get there, I don’t feel compelled to buy things in order to find happiness. I am thankful that I am finally learning to appreciate what I already have.

Consumerism doesn’t rule my life

And finally, I am thankful that I haven’t allowed consumerism and the want of earthly possessions rule my life. Today is Thanksgiving, a holiday in which friends and families come together to share a feast and share their love for each other. In an ideal world, Thanksgiving would be one of the few days that everybody in a family can drop their differences and just enjoy that they have each other. This isn’t always the case, but to me this is the day to put love and gratitude for what you have before anything else. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is slowly evolving into Black Thursday and I fear that soon all meaning will be lost.