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If you are anything like me, you take for granted those wonderful things in life that really should be treasured, blessed, savoured and celebrated. It is so easy, too easy, to just not appreciate what is around us. Not just around us however, but inside of us – our own selves, lives and beings.

At this time of year, there is a lot talk about “what are you thankful for?”  And this is a good question. At least once a year there is a pointed question that is asking us to take stock of the goodness and life and to give thanks.

However, maybe there is a better question this year: “How are you thankful to you?”

Its great to be thankful for the home you live in, the job you do, the friends you have, and the people in your life. Yet, without the essence of YOU there wouldn’t be anything to be thankful for.

So – How are you thankful to you?

Here are some of mine – I’m thankful for a creative and swift mind. I’m thankful for my health, my humility and my humbleness. I’m thankful for my ability to learn quickly and be resourceful in many situations. I’m thankful for my communication skills and my ability to reach others and to be open enough to be reached. I’m thankful for my relationship skills and the ability to understand and be understood. I’m thankful for my body and its way of keeping me healthy and safe. I’m thankful for my interests in the mind and wellbeing – without that, I wouldn’t be where I am in life. And I am very thankful for my computer skills and my eagerness to embrace new things to learn.

Sure – I’m also thankful for the ‘stuff’ I have outside of me – but, without the acknowledgement of the ‘stuff’ I have inside of me, the outside isn’t nearly as beautiful.

I’m reminded of the saying “If its meant to be, its up to me”. I’m thankful that I am in charge of my mind and therefore my results.

How about you? How are you thankful to you?