I tend to take things for granted when I have a lot going on, and by “a lot going on” I don’t necessarily mean being really busy (although many days I am). Every year when the holidays start to approach, I start thinking a lot and I get a bit overwhelmed by my thoughts. I have two theories to explain why this happens to me. The first is that I look at the end of the year as a time to reflect on the past year. I think about where I was, emotionally and physically, this time the year before. What changes did I hope for back then and what became of those hopes? Were any of them turned into realities, and if not, why not? I think about what next year is going to bring and whether I’m excited for the future or scared. My second theory is that this cold weather makes me feel lazy and well, cold. I really want to just nap, watch Netflix, listen to music, and drink hot drinks.
On Thanksgiving Day though, it’s nice to take a moment to remind myself how fortunate I am. I have everything I need to survive, and as a diabetic, that’s saying a lot. Aside from having those essentials, I have lots of things that allow me to live comfortably and happily. Not everyone can say the same. So today, be thankful for the things you have, instead of focusing on the things you don’t. Have a wonderful thanksgiving :]