What I’m Grateful For!!

I’m grateful for being born a Ghanaian. I wouldn’t choose any other country if I had the chance to. Things are its worst at the moment but like every other optimistic Ghanaian, I’m hopeful things will get better.

I am grateful I have watched people walk out of my life, for it has helped me to understand the importance of making the most of what is in front of me, while I have the chance. I am grateful I have watched the same people return, for it has helped me see that nothing is certain, nothing is for sure. Life moves in circles and unruly shapes and patterns; not a straightforward path. Nothing is linear and it never will be.

I’m grateful for the grace of God that keeps me going day in day out. His grace has shown me that living with a grateful heart gives me the opportunity to celebrate the goodness in life and to see goodness in others. It has taught me that living with a grateful heart allows me to share happiness and love. And living with a grateful heart opens the way for more joy and peace to come in.

I’m grateful for the gift of a family that is there with me through thick and thin. They’re people I can confide in. Many people don’t have that kind of family, so I’m grateful. I won’t forget on any given day to tell them how lucky I am to have them.

I’m also grateful for my teachers who had believed in my abilities throughout my young life. Because my teachers believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams.

I’m grateful for the gift of sight. Even though I can’t see properly at night, I’m grateful for my eyes. I can at least see and appreciate nature.

I’m grateful for good health. The number of times I’ve had to visit the clinic/hospital this year has been more than a pregnant woman going for ante-natal care but I still have life.

I’m grateful for social media. I can rant as much as I want against people in power and against the ills of society. I get blocked for getting too loud at times but it’s all good.

I’m grateful for good food. I guess I would consider myself a foodie. I love to eat but that really isn’t the reason that I said I was thankful for food. I do wish at times I would make better food choices but I am limiting my sugar better than I was and paying more attention to getting more fruits and vegetables into my body. I don’t mind fighting over Banku and Tilapia or some proper Ghana Jollof. Food is one of the things that we all need and can make choices about and right now I’d better go and have lunch!

I’m grateful for good music. I find music very therapeutic. I’m thankful to have good music to listen to while I am up in the middle of the night when I’m writing or reading.

I’m grateful for the gift of writing. It helps kill the boredom