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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy. I just had my annual physical, and all my blood work came out perfect. My body is working just the way it should and maybe even a little better. I feel energetic, and my mind is sharp. It doesn’t mean I don’t always walk into the kitchen and remember why I am there. Those are just the little things that we put up with as time goes by.
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What I Am Thankful For
It took me a long time to learn to be grateful for everything I have. After spending half my life and law enforcement, it was hard to see the brighter side of life. I spent every day, for most of the day, living on the darker side of the world. I saw some of the worst parts of humanity on city streets and in the jungle. When you spend most of your time in darkness, seeing the light becomes difficult.
I am grateful that God gave me the ability to separate my two worlds. When I arrived home after work, the first thing I would do was take off my badge and gun. I became a different person. Much like the comics I read as a kid, I would take off the bat-suit and become Bruce Wayne. I would hang up my cape and be Clark Kent. At the door of my house, I would leave the title of Special Agent. I became Scott, husband and father, one person living in two different worlds.
I didn’t talk about work with my family because I didn’t want them to be exposed to what I saw. It was my choice, my calling to be a Special Agent. I am thankful that I could serve people for 30 years. Even though I’m retired, I am still connected to the dark side. There are still people to be helped. The good news is I spend much less time there. I am positive and grateful nowadays.
This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for also being called to create InspireChief. It has opened my eyes to living a life full of love and gratitude. I am thankful for being able to help and serve people in a different way than I did before. You should always be grateful for what is going on in your life right now. It is your choice on how you react to what is happening to you. You can choose to face it positively or through negativity.
Every day isn’t sunshine and rainbows, and sometimes life hits you square in the teeth. When it takes you to your knees, get up. Keep moving forward, don’t stay where you are. Keep moving until things get better. They will. God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.
I am thankful for the ability to keep moving forward through the good times and bad times. I want to continue to use InspireChief to help and serve people. Encouraging people to rely on faith and keep fighting brings a smile to my face. I will continue until my last breath.
I am thankful for everyone who reads, comments, likes and follows InspireChief. I’m deeply humbled to be part of your community.
I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season. No matter where you are in the world, take a moment out of your day tomorrow and reflect on everything that you are thankful for. Begin to write a gratitude journal daily and see how it changes your life.
20 thoughts on “I Am Thankful For”
Thank you for reminding us to be thankful this holiday season. It is easy to get swept up in the festivities and forget to remember others during this time of thanks for our blessings.
Thank you for stopping by and your wonderful comments. Everything does feel like it speeds up during the holidays. There never seems to be enough time.
Thank you, Scott, for your years of service for so many-~and being there for your family the most! I’m thankful for so much and am grateful for this community here and friends as you! God bless you and yours! Happy Thanksgiving to you all! 🍁💛🙏🏻
Thank you for your kind words, Karla. Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🍽
You’re welcome, Scott!
Happy Thanksgiving/Thanksliving ❤️🦋🌀
Thank you. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Awe, this is beautiful, and so perfect for today! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! All my best, C
Thank you. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
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That was beautiful. I am so thankful for what God has given me. And we should all give thanks in all circumstances.
Happy Thanksgiving Scott.
Thank you. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
This is a wonderful gratitude post. Wishing you happy Thanksgiving. Stay blessed 💟
Thank you. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. 🙏
Beautifully articulated. Great read. Talking about Thanksgiving – here is my latest blog article- Feel free to check it out – – https://authorjoannereed.net/thanksgiving-day/
Thank you, Joanne. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. I will read your post. Scott
such a beautiful list Scott!! A Special Agent? Not sure I knew about this…
You shine with light and I’m thankful for you and your gifts shared! 💖💖💖🙏
Scott, I am sorry I missed this post before. I am still trying to catch up on my emails. I found your post very inspiring. How difficult is must be to live in two such very different worlds. You have seen the dark side of life on a daily basis for so many years! It must have been hard to believe in the goodness of human nature. Family relationships must have been a source of comfort and strength. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying the Christmas season with your family. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! <3
Thank you, Cheryl. I am glad you liked my post. It is difficult to live in two worlds. Strengthening my connection to God has allowed me to leave the dark world behind. I now see the good in everyone. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. 🤗❤️
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