“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” -Buddha
I’m grateful for a lot of things but there is one thing in particular that I’m grateful for, my auntie. If you have been lucky enough to meet her or even exchange a message with her, you know she is a powerful woman who sets goals and exceeds them. I’ve missed her a lot during this pandemic, turns out that when you can’t see someone for a while you really do start to be a lot more grateful for them. The last time I saw my aunt was in July and it’s been way too long! Thankfully I can call and message her. Which I have been doing a lot more of now. I’m grateful for my auntie because she is always thinking of everyone so much so that she rarely ever has time for herself.
About a year ago or a little more, she fractured her hip. When I heard the news me and my family were on vacation and I was sad that we couldn’t be there for her, but when we got back, I was happy to know that my auntie had family and friends by her side. I didn’t like seeing my aunt in pain, but on the bright side, I got to Swiffer her floors. My auntie has adopted rescue dogs even before I was born. The one she has right now is named Maddy. I’m grateful for my auntie because she has so much care and compassion for everyone including animals.
I’m grateful for my auntie because of many reasons but I don’t think I could list all of them or this would definitely be more than just three paragraphs. But the biggest reason why I’m grateful for my auntie is that she gives unconditional love, compassion, and of course, gratitude. My aunt is one amazing person, and her friends are too! If you are wondering who my auntie is, well you already have read some of her writing. My auntie is the co-author of the Thank-Forward gratitude action kit and the other co-author is Julie Shields, I’m not sure if I’ve met her but I’m thankful for her as well, and I’m happy my auntie has such a great friend and co-author. I think that about sums up why I’m grateful for my auntie. -NK