Grateful for the unknown

It’s that time of the year again, where people living in this country get together and celebrate thanksgiving. It’s not only about abundance of food and gossip about relatives (I said what I said), but it is a time to reflect on everything we should be thankful for during the year…… okayyyyyy, I know that family drama can be entertaining when you’re not involved.

Let me tell you, that is two things I won’t say no to: holidays and foods. So even though, my family doesn’t do anything cray over the top for that day, we enjoy it. We give thanks everyday… and we’re happy to be together. It’s kind of thanksgiving every day 🤷🏾‍♀️. That is what I’m truly thankful for.

When you live outside of your home country, a lot of changes have to be made. Besides New Year and Christmas, all the holidays that used to be a big deal for me are irrelevant here. Of course, we still find a way to make the day count but it is not the same.

Nevertheless, I am thankful for a lot of things. But I’m mostly grateful for the unknown. Everything that happened and helped me through life without my knowledge. Every time, someone gave me an opportunity out of the blues. Every kind gesture, thought, prayers from people who only heard about me or knew me through someone else. I’m grateful.

I’m also grateful for all those arguments I did not start and that could have been so damaging for many of my relationships. I’m grateful for friends showing their true colors when things get heated and relatives I can’t count on because they make me try harder. I’m grateful for every time I did not let someone else perception interfere with my decision of giving somebody else a chance.

PS: Family is people who have your back and who let you know when you screwed up. Not necessarily related by blood. So, of course you can choose who you want to be part of this circle.


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