Relections on giving thanks.

The ushering in of the New Year also ushers in a host of resolutions….some realistic some not…. some whimsical, some fanciful, some with over reach, some with under reach….some far out and some sweet, some curious and some intrepid….but through it all runs a thread of a sense of achievement which we want to push ourselves to attain. Our hopes , dreams , aims and aspirations are all tied up in these resolutions, and although this is wonderful, we do also need to take time out to be thankful for the year gone by, and all that it helped us achieve…. in every sense of the word. It is in the first instance the year gone by that has made us strong enough to make such lofty commitments to ourself. So here’s giving thanks to all the joys of the year gone by…

To the good Lord for all His kindnesses, for family, a comfortable life style , good health , ease and inner peace in a time of much turbulence, for the strenght of belief.

To my children for their love, care, consideration, support and time …they are the joyous mainstays of my life .

To family, near and extended for always being there for me ….thank you all for being in my corner.

To those no longer with me …my parents above all….memories of their love colors my life with a sense of comfort and inner peace ….

Being surrounded by loved ones….some who  if not physically with me are always there in spirit.

Friends, both old and new…..blessings par excellence….also comfort in the reflection of the friend I am to others.

Times of so much love and laughter, in far and near corners of the world, that I have to reiterate that my ‘ Cup runneth over ‘.

Comfort in being able to find and see beauty around me in so many varied ways and scenarios.

The constant and common thread in all of this is as always ….family and friends….and although we often spend more time on so much else , on achieving so much else….in the final analysis all we need is family and  friends ….they make life worth living….ultimate blessings! Thank you ….

Every day is a Gift from God….make it Count !

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