Today while everyone takes a moment to reflect on what they are thankful for, I received a very stark reminder that there’s a lot to be thankful for. On my way home from work, I walked on my normal route home to find that two blocks of my way home was blocked off by the police. There was chaos, confusion, and cops everywhere. As I was told, there was a shooting, nothing new for New York City, but this shooting seemed to travel two blocks long, and had I made a decision earlier in the day to get home earlier – I could have been right in the middle of it.
We all have a lot to be thankful for, the things we have, the things we are able to do, and the things that we continue to do with our talents, gifts, and abilities. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things that we should be thankful for. Personally, a lot of what I have accomplished has been luck, being at the right place at the right time. I am thankful for it, and hope that with the best of my ability I can continue to enjoy the continued successes that I have.