I have been reading the 30 days of Thankfulness posts on Instagram and Facebook. They are all beautiful and inspiring. So I decided to list a few things here that I can think of today. There may be more later.
1. I am thankful for my abilities. These are the basic abilities that we take for granted.... Walking, talking, seeing, and hearing. For instance, if I was unable to talk.. Nadia would never get so excited as she does when she hears me say her name. There would be no such thing as hearing her first word if I was deaf. You see these things, we- the people who have these abilities, forget about how it would be if they were absent from our lives.
2. I am thankful for love. Love conquers all. I have love all over me from my husband who would catch a grenade for me (queue to Bruno Mars), my brother and mother, to my friends from every walk of my life: Chicago's childhood, high school, college at Southern Illinois University, pharmacy school here in Memphis and co-workers at Walgreens. I am loved and I feel it. It's gotten me through many valleys in my time. These people that love me know wholeheartedly that I love them back. It's a blessing.
3. I am thankful for hope. I had lost my sense of hope at one time in my life. I remember praying to God to help me persevere. I started thinking that i had high expectations that would never be met . I felt that way from constant disappointments at that time- from failed relationships, thieves of trust, and confidence killers when I was on my journey to success. Slowly, things started to look up for me. I learned to trust. I recognized the successful relationships in my life, I gained a new one who turned into my husband. I persevered and took tests over in order to get into the pharmacy school of my choice. When you hope, there is a risk of pain from potential failure but how can you be grateful for the joy and success if you never hoped at all?
I am thankful! Are you?
Was I too deep today? I get like that sometimes...