One thing that having kids—especially quadruplets—pounds into my skull is the value of gratitude. There’s so much to be thankful for in my life, no matter what struggles I may have, and the good outshines the bad like the sun outdoes the moon at noon. I’m always at my happiest when I think more on what I have than what I don’t.
I have lost ambitions like anyone else. I’ve had dreams shattered, hearts broken, and illusions smashed. But the failures only serve to highlight the successes and make them jump out that much farther.
Thanksgiving takes on special significance in that light. Here’s hoping that you all have many things to be thankful for in your lives. Even if you may not think you do, putting aside a day—or even a meal—to be thankful for all you do have is worth your time.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!