This Thanksgiving I will be thankful for a number of things, but none more important than my family. Your family is, of course, an extension of yourself, and when you can't help yourself, they are there to help you, as my family has done for me so many times.
When I have experienced difficulties at work, I knew that my family would be there. When I suffered an automobile accident, they came to assist me. When I was ill, they were there to provide comfort. When I felt that others were against me, I knew that I could turn to my family for peace and strength. This Thanksgiving, I will be able to share my thankfulness with members of my family at the same time I offer my thankfulness to them.
I am thankful for my career, which has blossomed over the years. I am fortunate that the education I received so many decades ago has not gone to waste, and that I am instead able to use the knowledge gained during those years of school to achieve and maintain a profitable career. Higher education can be costly, but what it offers in return will pay back the investment made many times over.
Finally, I am thankful for my health, which has been remarkably good over the years and will hopefully remain that way long into the future. Your health is part of you, and when it goes bad, it affects everything else in your life. I know others around me who have experienced serious illnesses, from which some never recovered. I owe my good health to the fact that I take care of myself by watching my diet and, of course, by not smoking.
Family, career and health. These are the things for which I will be giving thanks this Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for this year?