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Thankful (#1111)

Topics/tags: Autobiographical

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for so many things. Perhaps they are the things I’m thankful for every Thanksgiving. Perhaps they are the the things that I am thankful for every day.

  • I am thankful that an amazing, wonderful, thoughtful woman chose to became my wife.
  • I am thankful for the three amazing people that Michelle and I raised together. (You know them as Eldest, Middle, and Youngest.)
  • I am thankful that we all have our health and that four out of the five of us can work or study from home [1].
  • I am thankful to have a job that I find enjoyable and fulfilling, one that makes a positive difference to others [2].
  • I am thankful for the group of students I have this term.
  • Although I miss my parents, my in-laws, my aunts and uncles, my grandparents, and more, I am thankful for the time I had with them.
  • I am thankful that my grandparents came to this country at a time when it was more welcoming to immigrants. I hope it will again be that welcoming.
  • I am thankful for art, for music, for literature (high and low), for the things that make life worth living.
  • I am thankful that I can still find the time to write, if only from time to time.
  • I am thankful for my friends and colleagues, near and far.
  • I am thankful that I can keep learning new things each day.
  • I am thankful for the number of things I can be thankful for.

I hope that my readers can also find many things to be thankful for, today and every day.

[1] I worry about the fifth every day.

[2] Or at least that can make a positive difference to others.

Version 1.0 of 2020-11-26.