It can be trite, and often overlooked. Isn't it just human nature to take the wonderful things for granted, and squawk about the not-so-great things?
I am so thankful to be living in this country! What are the chances that if you threw a dart at a map you would end up a citizen of the greatest country on Earth?
I am thankful for the wonderful and supportive environment I have in which to work.
I am thankful for my parents who worked hard to instill sound ethics and values. I've done my best to uphold them and slipped only a few times.
I am thankful for my adversaries, for it is through dissension that we grow stronger and gain a deeper understanding of who we are.
I am thankful for my dear husband - a calm and rational presence in my life who has taught me to slow down, breath and enjoy the scenery.
And I am thankful for the children of my dreams. They have surpassed my wildest expectations and are truly my greatest achievement. I will never get over the pride I feel when they call me "Mom"
I am thankful for my friends, new and old! Special relationships that help keep the blood pressure in check and life just a little bit more exciting!
But most of all, I am thankful for my relationship with the Lord. We've had our moments, but I think we've reached an understanding!
A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all!