People always ask each other what they are most thankful for during Thanksgiving and this year is no different. As I ponder a choice word that sums up what I am grateful for I replay what’s happened in 2019. This year was full of transitions and changes that prompted me to adapt and grow in a way that I never have before. While I am grateful for both the ups and the downs, I am most grateful for the opportunity to live through it.
To ride the waves-to be alive – is truly a gift. Most of us are granted one.
About 9 years ago when I was dealing with depression and anxiety, I attempted to take my own life, overdosed and nearly died. By the grace of a higher power with another plan for me, I survived. Especially during this time of year, I think of how lucky I am for this second chance. My life has both meaning and value. With every new day I learn to appreciate the gift I have been granted.