The Day of Gratitude:
Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and share time and a meal with our families and friends, celebrating all we have in our lives. However, tonight there will be people without a home, or meal, and many who lost a parent, sibling, child, or friend. Circumstances of life often prevent a traditional holiday. The pain of loss at this time of year is much more acute than other times of year. But we can always feel gratitude.
No matter where you are, or who you are with, or even if you are alone and there is no turkey on your plate, or you have no plate, feel the gratitude of life. Know that you are breathing and with that breath there will be a tomorrow and you have the ability to change your circumstances. Those circumstances you cannot change, you have the ability to change your perception of them.
Find perspective on life
And feel the gratitude
no matter what.
I will not be spending the evening with my family tonight because duty has called me to sit short call in Los Angeles. I will be standing by in the event a pilot gets sick. But I am filled with gratitude that I am safe, will have a warm bed and can get a good night sleep. I know there are many in the world that many never have those simple joys. Find the joy in your life tonight, and be thankful for what you have, not what you don't.