Thankful

As Thanksgiving approaches (yes, we live in the US and celebrate Thanksgiving), I always like to make a mental list of things to be thankful for.

I know, so original, right?

And yet it’s good to stop and take inventory of the little blessings.  It’s good – even if everyone else does it, even if it feels a little lemming – to think about the good things in life.

Otherwise the negatives just pile up and bury us.

So here are some of my thankful items.  I’d like to list everyone’s little happy moments – it feels so selfish and egocentric to be talking about me, me, me – but one can only walk in one pair of shoes, right?

So I’m grateful for:

  • Those of you out there who read my meanderings.  Thank you for your encouragement and support.
  • Good teachers who care and work to help their students.
  • Autism workers – they’re underpaid, often unappreciated (outside of the people they help), and yet do fantastic work and make a difference to families everywhere.
  • Parents who work hard to support and help their children.
  • Friends who, even from hundreds of miles away, make us glad to know them.
  • Those special children who see the (many) positives and befriend our Asperger’s kids.
  • The little joys in life that make us smile.
  • Warm, forgiving people who look past the mistakes to see the gold buried within us.
  • Beautiful music that touches our souls and – for a moment – transforms us into something better and brighter.
  • Loving families.
  • Generosity of spirit.
  • Kindness in strangers.
  • Humor and the happiness it brings.
  • The laughter of children.

Wherever you live, whatever you celebrate… Happy Thanksgiving.

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About aspergerfamily3

Living in an Asperger's World, surrounded by a love of learning, interesting people, and daily challenges.
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