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Giving Thanks With Purpose

Posted by Jenni C. on November 24, 2011

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to take a moment to write about giving thanks. Sometimes I feel that I forget to say Thank You, and I want to give thanks for something that is very important to me. The gift of life.

In my work I often see a lot of people who are either suicidal, depressed, or see no purpose to life. They have given up on life. They only choose to exist in the world, but feel they are not living. At that point it appears that there is nothing to hold on to, nothing to live for, nothing better than the misery they feel on a daily basis. My job of course is to help them to live. To help them realize hope, find meaning, find the  purpose in living to face another day. Sometimes that is hard. I try, but sometimes it doesn’t always work.

The gift of life is only given once. Once life is gone, you can’t get it back. I remind myself daily that I want to live. I want to do more than just exist in the universe, I want to live a life with purpose. So today I am thankful to be alive. To be healthy, to have the ability to keep going. With life, I am able to feel, I am able to love, I am also able to be hurt. But, I am living. To live is not always easy, it is not supposed to be easy. With each breath of life, comes a new experience, a new learning opportunity. I want to grow.

So as we remember to give Thanks, not only today, but every day let’s be thankful for the moments that we have, for the people that we share them with, and for the life that is worth living.  As I often hear, your best days are yet to come, be ready.

 

Positive energy, Positive thoughts, Positive experiences

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