Thursday, November 22, 2012

Being Thankful

Sometimes I complain about what I don't have, or what I might have missed out in life. But I should really be thankful for just being here today. I'm truly thankful for a blessed life. It really has been a good one, and continues to be. When I have a bad day, I think about those in my life that are no longer here. Sometimes I feel a little guilty and wonder, why them and not me? But there is a greater plan in place and I have to believe that. Recently, a community leader passed away unexpectedly. He was 35 years old. I did not know him very well, though I had met him twice. He was full of life and really made an impact. Even though we were not close, his passing was a shock to me. I found myself Googling him and his work. All things considered, he was a relatively healthy and strong young man. Then one day he is gone from this world. Just another example that we all need to take life by the horns and ride it until we die. So this Thanksgiving eve, I am thankful for being here, for having a wonderful life thus far, for my family, friends, and fraternity. I have been very fortunate. Peace and love to all, and to all I wish a good Thanksgiving night.

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