As many of us gather around the table this Thanksgiving, we often cite what we are thankful for.
This year, I am grateful for many things. When you live with depression, it is easy to get mired in a negative mindset. Today, I am determined to not let the depression get the best of me.
I am grateful for the breath in my lungs and my physical health.
I am grateful for the food on my plate and the clothes on my back.
I am grateful for the unending love and support of my family and friends.
I am grateful for the professional opportunities that have come and will continue to come my way.
I am grateful for the ability to write and the drive I have to succeed as a writer.
Most of all, I am grateful to be alive.
From me and my family, I hope you have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving. May the upcoming holiday season and the New Year be a blessed one.