More Than Gratitude Part 3

Yesterday Tammy talked about some unconventional things to be grateful about, that we may take for granted.  This week we continue to talk about further ways to show gratitude that may not be so obvious.

Heat

Just the other night, our house was creaking from the gusts of the wind.  My husband and I were on the couch watching TV, comfortable and warm.  All of a sudden, my husband looked at me and said, “You know, we’re very blessed to have this warm home.  I’m so thankful we don’t have to be out in that.”  My mind immediately went to the homeless I see around town--especially those that are often found right down the road from Imagine Hope’s office--and I wondered where they were on that cold night.  It’s amazing how something as simple as being able to afford to heat your home is so often taken for granted.

Military and Veterans

It may be a few days after Veteran’s Day, but I am still thankful for them and for our current military servicemen and women.  Many of these individuals go months or years without seeing their loved ones because they are off protecting us.  Our military are put in situations everyday where their lives are in danger and they risk not coming home.  To be willing to put your life down for another--that truly is the ultimate sacrifice--and something to be grateful for!

Chemotherapy/Radiation

This may sound strange, but I am thankful for medical advances, particularly chemo and radiation.  I'm grateful for the research that is being done everyday to battle this awful disease.  Chemo/radiation may not be the cure--but they can save and extend lives.  And for that, I am very grateful.

Continue to read for some more not-so-obvious things to be grateful for.  Thanks for reading!

Written by Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW

*Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group.  Christy enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling.  Christy also provides family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling.

Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.