So often we go through our days (and lives) never taking stock of what we are truly grateful for. There is so much around us that we take for granted – blue skies, the flowers always coming out of the ground in the spring, the birds singing. I think it’s really more than that. We need to be thankful for the people around us that have come in and out of our lives at different points. There are things that happen often when people are behind the scenes that you never give a thought to but they have a tremendous effect on who you are. These can be people you have never met but are tangled into life as you know it. Sometimes you are given very special gifts that remind you things are not what they appear to be or there is some great underlying plan. They may seem like grand coincidences but as you delve deeper you find that maybe this was the plan all along.
Someone I have never known said thank you to me yesterday for something I did over forty years ago. It was no small act at the time but I had rarely thought about it from her perspective over the years. They say time heals all wounds and to some extent that is true but sometimes all it takes is a thank you to help someone to fully heal. Look around you at the people in your lives and say a silent thank you or one aloud for how they have influenced your life. Everyone will be better for it.