In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it seems fit to write a post on what I’m thankful for. What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? That is a hard question to answer because I feel as if I cannot live without a combination of things instead of just one. It could be God, friends, family, or even food. But, what you cannot live without becomes what you appreciate most.
I cannot live without God and the community of believers that I interact with frequently, such as church members and schoolmates. They are part of my community and have shaped who I am. So, I am thankful for them.
I’m thankful for my family and friends, who have been there for me through everything. They love and support me everyday, which is something I cannot take for granted.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to get a good educational a good school. Homework is not my favorite activity, and Mondays should not exist, but I appreciate the chance to go to school.
I’m thankful for all the chances I have had to travel and see the world. Exposure to other cultures and societies has also shaped who I am and influenced my views on certain topics.
I’m thankful for having a home, a cozy place to lay my head at night, and food to eat. I realize that I take them for granted but I’m grateful to have them.
The list could go on and on but to conclude, I’m thankful for electricity and wifi. This may seem like a basic need but they are missed by many people all over the world. When the power goes, I notice how little you can possibly do, you can’t use the microwave or the fridge, the TV doesn’t work, and so much more. I almost don’t recognize how important electricity is until there is none of it. So, I think it is important to step back and take a moment to give thanks.
“Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale.”
~ Wale Ayeni