It's so easy to forget to do this on a regular basis, but it's so important to appreciate all the good things no matter how big or small.
Things that I am thankful for:
My family. I grew up in an environment which was loving and supportive and nurturing. I know that not everyone had that growing up, and I feel really blessed.
It's not just my immediate family, even extended family are close, and that's something that is really quite priceless. My mom created a whatsapp group with the aunties and cousins, and it's near impossible to have a bad day when you constantly receive messages so full of love.
My friends. While one could argue that we all choose our friends, I'm lucky that I'm surrounded by such an amazing group of people who are so kind and funny and talented and smart.
You become who you surround yourself with, and I think the people around me have helped shaped who I am today. The collective amount of experience and wisdom that they have really have let me grow and learn so much.
My job. While I still haven't attained my dream job of getting paid to MSN all day, and while I do complain about my job ever so often (especially during my peak period and when I have to deal with difficult situations or people), I'm thankful that I have a job. And it's not even a bad job.
It's stable and there are no politics in the office (at least not at my level), and I do feel valued and appreciated and I'm pretty sure I'm perceived as doing well at my job.
Plus I am earning a comfortable enough salary that affords me little luxuries. I'm thankful that I do not really need to think too hard if I feel like having a nice meal or take a taxi home.
No one is perfect and there will always be challenges ahead, but I'm glad things in my life are currently stable and that I'm fortunate enough to be so blessed.