Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with all that is happening in the world around us it is the important for us to remind ourselves of the good that still exists and to show gratitude for that good.

While our schedules are jam packed with work, class assignments, due dates, extracurricular activities and holiday plans it is easy to become distracted from the overbearing number of things that we have to do.

We often take for granted our health of not only ourselves, but our families and friends as well. We have a roof over our heads. We have food and water. We have a generous society that reaches out in time of need for the wellbeing of our community.

We may be forgetful of the fact that not everyone has the opportunity to attend a university or earn an education, and not all young adults are exposed to the opportunities that come with being enrolled at a university (i.e. extracurricular activities that allow us to follow our passions).

All of these are interwoven in our daily lives and keep us going. Without them we wouldn’t be where we are, or heading in the direction that we are. Things do get tough and life can be overwhelming, but without showing gratitude, we can eventually end up lacking one of the greatest motivations of all – joy.

Even if we lack in any of these areas, we woke up today and that in itself, is something to be grateful for.

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