By Jamie Kirk
Given we are knee-deep in summer and distractions are aplenty, I thought it would be a good time to pause and list 20 things we should be thankful for. Every single one may not apply to you, but I just thought the list could focus us for at least four minutes before our next skinny-dip in the pool!
… for the folks in our life that are making us better.
… for our mental and spiritual health.
… for our family and friends, both near and far.
… for our employment or ability to attend school.
… for the gift of insight.
… for our strength (and I just don’t mean physical).
… for transportation to & fro.
… for our ability to read and write.
… to the people that said “no” in our lives.
… to the people that said “yes” in our lives.
… for all five faculties of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.
… for people in our lives that motivate and uplift us.
… for the people that give us unwanted but needed feedback.
… for our mates, partners, wives, husbands that love us when we are unlovable.
… for this publication and the team that makes it happen week after week.
… for our democracy (just humor me).
… that with age comes wisdom.
… that you have survived everything that tried to kill you.
… for your past.
But most of all be thankful for this moment because, in a split second, your life could change forever.