Ask Yourself, "What Am I Thankful For?"

Real Estate Broker/Owner with American Lighthouse Estates, Inc. BRE #01720942

The Holiday Season; the time to celebrate and rejoice... but let's not forget that some are experiencing tough times.

What about those facing financial hardships, foreclosure, not being able to pay rent or eviction.  We've all heard about the teen who has been kicked out of their home with no where to go.  Just imagine not having a home during the Holidays.                                 

Think about the family, barely scraping by, living check to check, praying for a miracle so they can have a nice dinner or buy their kids presents this Holiday Season.


Let's not forget the spouse, the family member or friend who is taking care of a sick, loved one, unable to care for themselves.  Think about the person who has a terminal illness and just wishing to be normal again and able to be mobile, to eat and taste food....just one more taste. 

or worse, mourning over the loss of a loved one, especially to a terminal illness, an accident, or an act of violence.

                                                                              Less Attitude, more gratitude

My point is, while some live selfishly complaining about everything (like the ones who complain about the barista screwed up their venti, caramel macchiato with soy, triple pump, 200 degree order.)  Really, is it that serious?  Have less attitude and more gratitude!!

Stop and realize that so many people have it worse and don't take anything or anyone for granted.  

See the positive in all aspects of your life, regardless of what challenges you are faced with in life. Be grateful; for being able to breath, move, see, smell, touch and taste.

 Be grateful for the little things in life; the smiles, the hugs, the sun, moon and stars.  Be thankful for all things big and small.


When you feel like everything is going wrong, take a deep breath and exhale.  

Ask Yourself, What am I Thankful For?

Write a list of what you are thankful for & read it everyday.

I AM Thankful for (fill in the blank):






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Jason Stewart
Stewart Estates - San Diego, CA

Catherine, what a wonderful post!  We should not take for granted all the things we have and always be thankful of our blessings no matter how small it is. 

Nov 25, 2013 08:55 PM #1
Catherine Robles
American Lighthouse Estates, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Lighting the Way to the American Dream

Thanks Jason - Yes, Thank you for recognizing that.  I am grateful everyday.  Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 26, 2013 01:24 AM #2
Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Catherine -- Very nice post with a reminder to all of us to take the time to be thankful for all we have. I like the idea of creating a list and reading it every day.

Dec 04, 2013 10:46 AM #3
Catherine Robles
American Lighthouse Estates, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Lighting the Way to the American Dream

Barbara- Thanks!

It especially helps on stressful days.  I'm grateful for all that I have!

Dec 05, 2013 07:52 AM #4
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Reminders of loved ones gone, holidays amplify that and there are some that just want them to come, go and resume. Too hurtful and raw, recent.

Dec 07, 2013 12:12 PM #5
Catherine Robles
American Lighthouse Estates, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Lighting the Way to the American Dream

@ Andrew - Yeah, Holidays are hard for those situations.  Stay Positive and make the best of it.  Happy Holidays.  

Dec 08, 2013 01:30 PM #6
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Catherine. You are right, we have much to be thankful for, we don't always pay attention to your message.

Make it a great weekend!

Jan 11, 2014 07:50 PM #7
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