Holiday Season: Gratitude & Appreciation

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Holiday! Holiday Holiday!!!

It’s the holiday season! 2019 has been a roller-coaster of a year. From saying goodbye, to saying hello, from new experiences to stereotypical behavior, it’s been a whole lot of fun! Through the ups and downs, we made it to the end of the year.

I don’t know about you but I, for one, have a lot to be grateful for in 2019. It has been a special year for me, and to everyone to some extent. Just making it to December alone is enough to be grateful for. We can sometimes get too caught up in the doings of the world and forget to appreciate life itself.

People have had to say goodbye to friends and even family this year, which should put things in perspective. The mere ability of drawing breath is a gift, and it’s one we need to be more grateful for. You can never go wrong in showing gratitude.


Personally, I had the opportunity to do a lot of travelling during the course of the year, even as recently as last week. I am more than grateful for journey mercies throughout that period, and also the people and experiences I encountered. Looking back through the year, you will surely find a thing or two to be thankful for.

New Year Resolutions and Calculated Promises

At the beginning of the year promises were made, some kept and some broken. Some made to others, others made to self. New Year resolutions can sometimes be a double-edged sword. Yes, it can be a very efficient way of tracking your results, and keeping your goals in sight. However, it can also lead to anxiety and panic-motivated actions.

I myself made some resolutions at the beginning of the year. At the moment, I can say a whole lot of those resolutions are yet to manifest. You might ask yourself how I can sound so cavalier about failure. The answer is: I might have failed to achieve some resolutions, but I got blessings I didn’t even put down as resolutions!

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You get to choose how you see the world. Are you Mr. Glass-half-empty, or Miss Glass-half-full? Look around you; be grateful. If you have nothing to be grateful for concerning yourself, be thankful for the people around you.

Be thankful for family, be thankful for friends, and be thankful for enemies. In all things, give thanks. The year is drawing to a close, holidays are just around the corner, and new beginnings are ready for the taking. Spend more time around those who make your world a happy place.


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