It is Thanksgiving in the United States so that means a day full of gratitude for what life has given me and time with family. Mind you, I am grateful for these things every day, but perhaps I am not as mindful of them as I should be on a daily basis. It is easy to get caught up in the task at hand, but I think it is a wonderful practice to have an attitude of gratitude on a daily basis, not just one day out of the year. I know I am striving to do this as I work to become more mindful on the whole.
This Thanksgiving I am grateful for my family, my friends, my body and all its imperfections. I am grateful for the wonderful new job I have and all the people I have gotten to know so far. I am grateful to have met so many amazing people in Second Life. I have been in SL nearly 11 years now (my rez day is coming up on 11/26). SL has never failed to capture my attention in multiple ways. It has taught me so many things and allowed me to meet people I would have otherwise never met.
I am thankful for you and I hope that wherever you are in the world, that you practice an attitude of gratitude. No matter your circumstances, there is always something to be thankful for.
I know not all of you are in the United States like I am, but today is Thanksgiving and I wanted to wish all my American counterparts a very Happy Thanksgiving and let all of my readers know that I am thankful for each and every one of you!
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” [Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963]
— John F. Kennedy
It is Thanksgiving in the United States and I wanted to wish all my fellow Americans a joyous Thanksgiving Day! I also wanted to express my deep gratitude to all of my readers around the world. I am honored that you take the time to read my blog, that means a great deal to me. I hope that all of my readers have a wonderful day with their families and loved ones. I know not all are fortunate to have loved ones or family close in RL and I hope your SL familes and loved ones bring you comfort and happiness.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
― William Arthur Ward