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What we’re thankful for | New World Seeds & Tubers

I often find myself surrounded by beauty

“If the only prayer you ever said was ‘thank you’, that would be enough.”
–Meister Eckhard

Here in the States it’s almost Thanksgiving holiday. I asked Tom what he was thankful for, but haven’t heard back from him. He told me that his family keeps him busy during the holidays and that they go “all out”.

I think he’s got watching some football with his sons in his near future. He really enjoys that time with his sons.

I know him well enough that I can probably answer for him. Above all, I know Tom loves and is thankful for his family. He often talks about his children, fusses over them a lot, and often expresses his feelings on the importance of family.

I’m thankful for my family too. I have a wife and four beautiful children. The youngest arrived relatively late in our lives but having her has worked out better than we anticipated. She’s been the light of our lives since she was born.

I’m also thankful for…

  • My extended family.
  • Having good friends who help each other.
  • Our home and our farmland.
  • Having enough good food to eat.
  • The gift of life.

I’m thankful that my parents raised me until I was old enough to be on my own.

I’m grateful for the Internet, for the opportunities it created to make business connections, and for the ability to meet people I never otherwise would have met, some of whom are truly amazing, and all of whom are special and have touched my life.

I’m thankful for my friendship and partnership with Tom.

I’m grateful for relationships that didn’t work out, but that I’ve learned and grown from.

I am thankful for hard lessons I’ve learned from enemies. Even the worst enemy I’ve ever had taught me one of life’s most valuable lessons: the universe does not revolve around my needs.

I’m thankful that every day, I make my own plans, go where I think I need to be, talk to whom I think I need to communicate, and run my own business doing what I think needs to be done. I fear that this cherished freedom might not last all that much longer but appreciate it all the more so long as it does.

I’m thankful to have a life-purpose, and for as much time as I’ve already been granted to pursue it. I am thankful for the doctor who saved my life some years ago and gave me a second chance to pursue goals that otherwise would have been out-of-reach.

My life has been surrounded and infused with beauty and wonder. I have been blessed. May my life and my actions be a blessing to others.

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One Response to “What we’re thankful for”

  1. Lovely post (even if it doesn’t talk about plants)….. And a wonderful “re-set button” for a typically hectic day. May we all try to adopt this act of gratitude – any maybe extend it past Thanksgiving day ;)

    “May we all be thankful for our blessings, and let us bless those we are thankful.”

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