November 2022 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge

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It's almost Thanksgiving time,  and we all have much to be thankful for.  We are truly blessed.

For me, I am grateful for many things.  But I am especially grateful every morning.  It may sound crazy, but just waking up - just opening my eyes and staring at the ceiling, I realize I have been given another day.   That means another chance to go to work.  I get another chance to exercise.  I get another chance to see the sun rise and the sunshine.  I get another chance to go out and walk and play with my dogs.  

Some people will say that's nothing.  But I'm grateful for that each and every day.  I think it's more than a lot of people can say.  It's truly a blessing.  

Sure, we all have our aches and pains.  It comes with the territory.  But if you have your health, you are truly blessed.   

Some people will say it sounds corny.  Some will say it sounds crazy, but not to me.  I don't think so.  I think it's gratitude, and I am grateful for it every  single day. 

There comes a point in life where you have to be.  There is so much sadness around us in the world these days, that each day we have is a gift.  I truly believe that.   And I am grateful for that gift each and every day, whether it's Thanksgiving or not.

I hope to be able to say that for many more days to come.  I hope to continue to look up at the ceiling and count my blessings for they are many.  I'm here.  I'm healthy and I'm alive.  And for that I am very grateful.

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Comments (13)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Elyse Berman, PA many take each day we have been given for granted.  You are very blessed to realize how fortunate you are to wake up to a new day.

Nov 05, 2022 11:53 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

I know they do George Souto .  Personally, I just don't get it.  

Nov 05, 2022 11:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Elyse Berman, PA  I agree with you and love it that you get to wake up look at the ceiling and play with your dogs!!

Nov 05, 2022 12:01 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thanks Will Hamm .  I love it too.  We have to be grateful.

Nov 05, 2022 04:14 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Elyse Berman, PA What a beautiful post! I am Grateful and Thankful to call you a friend.  - Have a great weekend 😊

Nov 05, 2022 12:06 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thank you Hannah Williams .  I am grateful to call you my friend too!  Enjoy your weekend.

Nov 05, 2022 04:14 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Waking up and getting another day is a great reason for gratitude. When we get to the back half of our life, and we know we have less time left than we've already spent, each day is even more precious.

Enjoy this one!

Nov 05, 2022 12:30 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

You are so right Kat Palmiotti .  Time seems to go much faster these days.  Every day is precious.  Enjoy yours too!

Nov 05, 2022 04:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Elyse- you are absolutely right. No one is guaranteed the next day so every day that we get is a blessing. 

Nov 05, 2022 05:17 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Hi Kathy Streib Exactly!  Tomorrow is promised to no one.  Not everyone feels that way, but I really do.

Nov 06, 2022 12:01 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The older we get the greater the appreciation for the health we have as you mention. Every day is a gift, and we should live that day for the appreciation of that gift

Nov 05, 2022 05:21 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Exactly Ed Silva .  Time seems to go much faster than it used to.  You turn around and another year has gone by.  Listen to me!  I'm starting to get melancholy.  

Nov 06, 2022 12:03 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Beautifully written from the heart, Elyse. Health is our greatest wealth!

Nov 05, 2022 06:25 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

You bet Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! .  Thank you.  Without your health, what have you got?  

Nov 06, 2022 12:04 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Elyse, I am so with you every day I wake up I am grateful and it is a constant discussion with Diane to be more grateful... well in the past six or more years she is starting to believe me:)Endre

Nov 05, 2022 10:45 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Endre Barath, Jr. I hear you.  I've had this discussion with Richard too.  He doesn't think like me either.  I'm glad Diane is starting to believe you.

Nov 06, 2022 12:05 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Keeping things simple, that is how I like it to be as well.  People are always complaining about things but don't take the time to realize how much they truly have to be grateful for.

Nov 06, 2022 03:43 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

I'm with you Brian England .  What's the point of complaining?  I read somewhere that where you sleep is a homeless person's dream.  What you eat is a hungry person's dream and so on.  It really hits home.

Nov 06, 2022 12:06 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Elyse... every new day we get is a gift and a blessing. Loved your post reminding us of that fact.

Nov 06, 2022 05:06 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker Thank you for your kind words.  Each day is indeed a gift.

Nov 06, 2022 12:07 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, what a heart-warming post, Elyse - and it sounds JUST like you! 

I don't think it's corny, hokey or ridiculous - it's genuine and from the heart. Funny but, my BFF's parents wake up every single day, look at each other and smile, saying, "Thank God we're here for another day together!" I absolutely love that!

Thank you for your entry in this month's challenge, Elyse.

Nov 06, 2022 10:25 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS !  I hope it sounds like me - I wrote it!  LOL

I think your BFF's parents are incredible.  What a great thing to do.

Nov 06, 2022 12:09 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Elyse Berman, PA - what a beautiful gratitude post! I loved everything about it! You are definitely a bright spot here on ActiveRain with a heart full of golden gratitude that shines brightly on others. 

Nov 29, 2022 11:11 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elyse, not sure how I missed this post, but agree with you --- a good day is waking up.   Waiting for the coffee, playing with our pets, and getting our day going!

Dec 13, 2022 07:14 AM