In honor of Thanksgiving in the U.S. on Thursday, I thought I’d share a little of what I’m thankful for this year. There are so many blessings in my life that I won’t be able to list them all, but here are a few of the highlights…
- I’m so thankful to have had the chance to travel to Turkey this year with a team of amazing women from the U.S. to train and encourage a group of even more amazing women from the Arab World. It reinforced to me the immense freedoms and privileges that I have as a woman in the U.S. My eyes were opened as well to the courage and strength of women in other parts of the world that must endure and stand up to oppression.
- I look at my adult daughter and am so grateful that she has the chance to choose her own path in relationships, education, residence and career. Even to the point of running for President if she wanted to.
- My adult son and son-in-law are blessed to have the freedom and opportunity to pursue their creative passions. They’re not stuck in a career box that was predetermined for them because of their family of origin, the neighborhood they live in, or even their test scores.
- All of us in America are blessed that we have the freedom to travel to other countries without restrictions from our government.
- Food has never been an issue for our family. We have never had to skip a meal or go hungry for lack of food.
- I have always felt safe and secure in my home. I’ve never had to endure gun fire, tanks, missiles or enemy soldiers in my neighborhood.
- I am blessed that I have religious freedom and appreciate that others have the same.
- No matter how tense our political rivalries may become, I have confidence that they will never result in genocide against our own citizens.
- I’m grateful for the opportunity to be able to take a seed of an idea and pursue a dream of making it into a career. This website is that dream. We’ve only just begun, but I’m thankful for the chance to see where God will take it from here.
- I’m blessed to have a husband that loves, supports and encourages me to pursue my dream even though he would much prefer that I have a predictable paycheck.
- The gift of friends and family is a priceless treasure that I never want to take for granted.
- I’m thankful that I have a God who adores me no matter how much I might mess up and is always there for me in good times and bad.
- I’m so grateful for you who are reading this. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and support Traveling with Purpose and my little family. I hope to see you again soon!
May you enjoy a time of Thanksgiving for all that you’ve been given.
What are you thankful for today?
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- Happy Thanksgiving | Traveling with Purpose | November 22, 2012