Sometimes instead of being grateful for what we have we start off by thinking about what we don't have. When in fact each of us has so much to be thankful for if we take the time to see the simple and usually the most important things in life.
Some of the simple things that I am thankful for are: Sunshine, Flowers, The Ocean, Being able to Run, and Being able to laugh at myself.
My greatest gift in life are my 2 beautiful daughters. My family. My mom who is so patient and has taught me how to love and forgive unconditionally. My Dad who is always optimistic and thinking about the positive things that he wants to do. (If you can't Dream it, you wont Do It). My 2 sisters who have become my best friends and aren't afraid to tell me when I'm right and when I'm wrong. I am also thankful for the heartaches that I have had in my life. Those times teach you to be thankful for the good times. You can usually learn something about yourself as well.
During this holiday, I hope that you will take the time to see how lucky you are. Even if you feel like your missing out on lots of stuff, that's not what life is about. Its the simple things that make it so sweet!