Thankfulness (my gratitude list)

Gratitude is very powerful. It's the reason the phrases, "Count your blessings" and "Be thankful for what you have" have been socially rampant for generations. For me, being thankful grounds me; it keeps me down to Earth. It reminds me that there is an abundant amount of good in my life.

I've been told by many people to make a "gratitude list", a list of what I'm thankful for. It would reinforce my mind, heart, and soul with positivity.  It's something I recommend to everyone to try at least once.  (You might be surprised with the results.)

So here's what I'm thankful for:
  • my family (I have the best wife, son, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and relatives...I love you all!)
  • my friends (My true friends have always been supportive through everything, and vice versa.)
  • my faith (God has shaped who I am and is continually developing His relationship with me.)
  • my life (I am glad and thankful to be alive.) 
  • my health (I'm fortunate.)
  • my career (I'm lucky to be able to do what I love every day and do it well.)
  • my education (My education has shaped who I am and I want to give it away for the greater good.)
  • my home (It's where my heart is.)
  • my car (My 2002 Celica GTS has everything I want and has always kept me safe.)
  • books (especially "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee)
  • books that make me see life differently ("Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom)
  • poetry (see "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare)
  • art (Beauty is everywhere.)
  • cooking (It's one of my favorite hobbies that brings people together.)
  • good food (It nourishes me on the inside and makes me happy.)
  • movies that make me think (The Matrix)
  • music that makes me feel emotion (such as "The Scientist" by Coldplay)
  • music with deeper meaning ("Gravity" by John Mayer)
  • memories with family and friends (There are countless of them.)

*(This list can be done anytime, anywhere, by anyone any number of times)

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