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A Day of Gratitude


As a Dad, my children have awakened the idea of connectivity within me. As a husband, my wife reminds me that even in times of heightened stress, we need not be alone in our struggles. That we walk the path together. For families, Thanksgiving serves as familiar reminder to turn off the daily distractions and focus on strengthening the foundation. In the spirit of the holiday, I’ve put together a list in no particular order of what I’m thankful for this past year.

I am thankful for…

  • My family.
  • My friends.
  • Good Health.
  • New ideas.
  • Bearing witness to my children’s development.
  • Laughter.
  • My wife’s smile.
  • Hugs.
  • Pursuing dreams and ambitions.
  • CuteMonster.com
  • Writing.
  • Drawing.
  • Music.
  • Toy Story 3
  • Film making
  • Reconnecting with old friends.
  • Kung Fu
  • Science
  • Being a horsey on call.
  • Sesame Street.
  • Hearing my children speak about anything.
  • Play.
  • Wonder.

Whether we celebrate with a feast or a simple reflection of days gone by, the tradition of Thanksgiving makes an impact on all of us. The ties that bind us and the connections that may have become fragmented over time rise to the surface. We as individuals make the choice of facing these challenges or simply deflecting another opportunity to make a difference. A chance to write a new narrative to our lives. A chance to turn it all around.

How about you? What things would be on the top of your Gratitude List for this past year?

  • Shoebuf

    Thankful for so many things. My kids make me appreciate the beauty in everything.

    • Anonymous

      They certainly help parents rediscover the wonder of it all.

  • Skim89

    Well said. I’m so thankful for my daughter. She has made me a better person. No doubt.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure she feels grateful for you as well. Happy Holidays!