Thankful, Grateful, Blessed. Sometimes it's difficult to be grateful when we are sitting in the middle of challenges and struggles. These times lately haven't been easy for any of us. The landscape that we once knew has become something that we no longer recognize.
In general change is difficult. In general when we lose something we love and care about, it is difficult. I've never gone through a divorce but I can image the loss of friendship and community must be similar. I'll be honest, I'm still grieving the things I lost over the past two years... friendship, community, career, relationships.... it's probably the biggest loss I've ever experienced and the way it happened so instantly still confuses my brain.
But.... one thing I've learned over this time is that we can grieve and be grateful at the same time. I know that other people have lost much more than I have. I know that I have so very very very much to be grateful for. I'm grateful for the ability to transform and move forward even during challenging times. I'm grateful for the privileges that I have to be able to access Healthcare and be healthy in a time when many are not. I'm grateful to know that my future opportunities will continue to grow and support me in all the ways that I need. I'm grateful that I have the ability to give back and to support those around me.
This Thanksgiving gives so much hope and happiness for the future.
What are you thankful for?