I’ve been lucky, for that I’m thankful. As human beings go, I would be rated mediocre. Sure, I have the same basic human worth as everyone else, but I’ve never shined. My social worth, how I’m regarded by other people, is average. Although a hard worker, I’m not sure I’ve ever been very good at the jobs I’ve had. I’ve always had too many anxieties. I still have anxieties, but the Sertraline helps, a lot. My main anxiety has always been social, so I never could bond with others, although I will say everyone usually likes me.
Yet I am lucky. That I finally discovered that Sertraline for one thing. Even though I had those anxieties people still tolerated me. But, I’m lucky mostly for my family. If I did not have a supportive family, I might be living on the street. I’m grateful for the Affordable Care Insurance I have; it may not last much longer, but until it is done away with, having insurance makes me feel better. However, even if I lose that insurance, I still have a home with a bedroom. That alone makes me better off than many. I have savings and I have stuff, like this computer, a TV, a bike and hobbies.
On Thanksgiving, it’s good to take a moment to be thankful for our stuff and relationships. It’s a great idea to list them; you might be surprised by how long the list is. We become so bothered by the trivial stuff or with the things that have not turned out as we hoped, that we forget all the good stuff.
It’s good to remind ourselves of our fortunes, but also that not everyone is so lucky. Some people had or they are having horrible lives. Wars, droughts, famine, oppression, the world is full of bad things. It might be better here at home, in the United States, but not for everyone. Some people, even in America, have nowhere to go. Some people have never had anywhere to go. People go hungry in America. People suffer from a lack of healthcare. People live outdoors because they have no homes. People die during the winter from cold and the summer from heat because they have nowhere to find warmth or be cool.
Not everyone is as luckily as I am or as you are. Be thankful for what you have and don’t begrudge someone else for seeking and getting help.