Thanksgiving is approaching so it’s time for everyone to go on about what they’re thankful for. In times like this, it’s easy to find a lot of things we’d be happy to be without or things we’d be thankful for if we actually had them (no debt or employment come to mind). However, it’s important to remember that there are still some things worth being thankful for.
For example, even though I don’t have a job, I still have a family that’s willing to put up with me until I get one. That’s more than some can say. I still have a place to live, a computer to work on, and friends I can hang out with. These are things many of us take for granted, but there are those without any.
I’ve been lucky. It’s important to remember that, so that I don’t take everything I have for granted. A good friend of mine has a family that kicked him out as soon as he turned 18. Another didn’t manage to get into college. It could easily be me in their situations if it weren’t for a bit of extra luck by which I was born into the life I have. Sometimes, I have to remember just how much worse things could be and be thankful for what I have.
So enjoy your Thanksgiving (or if you’re reading this after Thanksgiving, I hope you had a good one), and remember to appreciate what you have. It could always be worse, after all, so in the immortal words of Monty Python, “Always look on the bright side of life.”