As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s a wonderful time to reflect and count our blessings. While not everything may be going well, it does not mean that you still should not be grateful and appreciative.

A friend reminded me that her mom had said that if she felt sorry for herself, she should think of her worries this way:

Put your biggest problem on a shelf. Then, everyone in the world would do the same. If you had to walk away and go back to the shelf, would you pick your problem or take a chance on selecting someone else’s woes? The likelihood is that you would keep what you had.

The morale of the story is that no matter how bad you think you have it, someone else likely has it worse.

This Thanksgiving, reflect, count your blessings, and be grateful for all the goodness (and even the struggles) around you. Chances are you have both. Depending on how you handle them, they will determine you who you are today and who will become.

Approach success with humility and challenges with optimism. In the end, everything will balance out.

“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.”    – Sam Lefkowitz

Happy Thanksgiving, cheers and much gratitude for your readership.


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Roopa Weber
About Roopa Weber
Roopa Weber is a blogger and children’s book author who aspires to inspire better lives through kindness and gratitude. Her motivation came from the values and love provided by her mother. Roopa wanted to find an avenue to instill her mother’s wisdom in her own daughter and carry the message forward generationally. And, so she wrote.