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Journaling Prompt – Concentrate Your Thanks Giving On One Person Or One Thing

November 25th, 2009 by Avital

Concentrate Your Thanks Giving On One PersonI have a million things to be thankful for. My family. My friends. My health. My readers. My life style. My adventures. My education. My opportunities. My dream coming true. I have so many things to be grateful for that I don’t even know where to begin.

Each item I add to the list brings happiness and joy and warms my heart. Names come up and places I have been at. Delicatessens I have tried. Sweet memories.

The thing is that when I try to come up with a list so many things flood my brain and my heart at the same time. Smile after smile, and at times – some tears, accompany all the great things I appreciate having or having had in my life this year and in general.

It’s a good thing. Don’t get me wrong. I am GRATEFUL.

But I want to give each item on my list the attention it deserves. So no list for me this year. I am trying to concentrate on one thing I am most grateful for.

Without further ado, if you are with me on that, concentrate on one person or one thing you are most thankful for this year and write down why.

Nadav, my dear husband.

I love you so much. You have been the light of my life.

You make me laugh. Constantly. Even when I’m blue or sick – you can always crack me up.

You make me think. You make me rethink and then think some more. You make me try harder.

You make me aspire higher. You make me better.

You motivate and inspire me. You make me believe in myself and you remind me time an again of accomplishments I have long forgotten.

You make the day brighter and the night more magical. Thanks to you I wake up with a big smile every morning.

I am so happy to have you in my life, Nadavi.

This year I am most thankful to have you!


Who or what are you most thankful for this year? Share your gratitude by leaving a comment on this post.

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10 Comments to “Journaling Prompt – Concentrate Your Thanks Giving On One Person Or One Thing”

  1. This is not as easy as it seems for it forces you to dig deep and banish all general formulas of gratitude…
    Dare I say I am thankful I have a young friend who makes me think deep every morning? 😉

    Thank YOU ~

  2. Melanie K. says:

    I am very thankful that I, my dad and my brothers and sisters were with my mom when she passed away earlier this year. As sad as it was, I know she knew we were with her. We shared something in that room … laughter over our stupid stunts in childhood, tears over the unfairness of it all and love for each other. What more could we ask for?

    • Avital says:

      Oh, Melanie, thank you so much for sharing. It takes a special person with a very gentle heart to find something to be thankful for amidst a great tragedy. You are a wonderful person and I hope every one of your dreams will come true!

  3. Barb says:

    I am thankful for my husband, Richie. When we married 4 years ago he (nor I) had any idea that I would become seriously ill making me unable to work for over 2 years, that my youngest daughter and her husband would face financial ruin and have to move in with us…I guess I’m saying that he had no idea that me and mine would need so much “taking care of”. But he has risen to the occasion with love, compassion and never a sour word at all. He has supported me (and my grown children) in every possible way. I could not be luckier than to have this wonderful man in my life…I am thankful for him each and every day.
    Peace & Love,
    Craft Therapy

    • Avital says:

      Dear Barb,

      Thanks for sharing!

      Richie sounds like a fabulous person of kind heart. I wish you all the best in the world.

      Sometimes good people in our lives can cause us to forget any other hardship we stumble upon!

      We are both blessed with good husbands and good families, and that is certainly a blessing to be thankful for 🙂

      Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Virginia L. says:

    Dear Avital, GREAT post, GREAT pic and GREAT message. I’m thankful for my DH John who encourages me and and supports me in every way. Your message to Nadav is LOVELY and GENUINE.Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Orly says:

    First time here Avital..your Hebrew name caught my eyes and I’m so glad it did…your blog is awsome…How touchingly you wrote to your Nadav. Laughter and friendship are super imortant and I’m very thankful for it…but I am most grateful to LOVE…more specifically the love I receive and give to my Ilan and Maya…my wondrous/ful children. Please scome visit me on my blog and be my friend.