This week kicks off one of my favorite times of the year, the holiday season. For me it starts today, with my birthday, continuing through Thanksgiving and on to Christmas and the New Year. I love this time because it helps me appreciate all the good things in my life. I have tried to think of Thanksgiving as the gratitude kickoff that continues perpetually (or at least till January 1). It is a time of reflection that allows for course correction and refocusing in all areas of my life. So I think I’ll start it off with a little Thanksgiving list:

I am thankful for:

  1. Divine Providence
  2. My wife and children
  3. Parents who have shaped me in ways I am still learning
  4. Strong supportive siblings
  5. A college education
  6. A job
  7. A warm coat
  8. The internet
  9. Books
  10. Time in which to learn new things

What are you grateful for?