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What I'm Thankful For

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Ever since the new year kicked off, social media channels have been abuzz with "new year, new me" posts and a list of self-oriented activities people call "resolutions." Although I like the fact that many are still optimistic about life and continue to move forward and hope for the best despite the setbacks of the previous year, at times these so-called resolutions divert our attention from what matters most: to simply be thankful.

Before we think about reinventing ourselves in a bid to impress others or what places to go to so we can strike the best pose for our next profile picture, we should first spare some thought for those who make our existence worth it. For my part, I have much to be thankful for - not just people, but also situations, experiences and possibilities. I consider everyone and everything I've encountered in the last few years as blessings.

In a nutshell, I'm thankful for:
1. Family and friends whose constant presence keeps me grounded and encourages me to be better than I used to be.
2. The opportunity to make a difference (it will always be there at your beck and call) and live not just for myself but also for those around me.
3. My travel experiences as they have widened my horizon and made me see that though it can be cruel sometimes, this world is still beautiful and goodness never runs out.
4. Kind people across the globe who have shared themselves to others in the most selfless of ways.
5. Pets that, just by being themselves and keeping us company, put a smile on our weary faces after a long and stressful day.
6. Men in uniform who dedicate their lives to ensuring peace and stability in the country and protecting citizens from harm.
7. Failures and mistakes because they help me grow, confirm I'm still alive, make me more resilient to setbacks, and trigger the "me" I never know possible when I'm in my comfort zone.
8. Cliche values like faith, hope and love that foster optimism and remind us of what is truly important in our earthly sojourn.

The last few years were both memorable and unpleasant. Regardless, my life is so much more meaningful right now because of those blessings. Though I own I still have a long way to go before I reach the pinnacle of my being, this gratefulness in my heart will, little by little, lead me to where I'm meant to be.

My point? I have no resolutions for the year 2017, but my gratitude is and will be endless.

#thankfulheart
#blessings
#thereismoretolife
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