I’m thankful for lots of things but I’ve made a list of the top 5 things I am most thankful for:
Faith. I am incredibly blessed to have been raised by parents who taught me to have faith. No matter what happens in life, if we have faith then we can rest assured that everything will work out. Even when it seems like things are going wrong or that we may not make it through, have faith that there are better things ahead and trust that they will happen.
Family. We all have different and unique families that have shaped who we are in many different ways. My family encourages me to be my best. When I was younger I didn’t always see the importance of my family but as I get older and don’t get to spend as much time with them, I am extremely thankful for all the lessons learned and time spent with my family.
Friends. Friends bring us happiness and help keep us enjoying life. I am so thankful to have friends that support me, challenge me to be better, laugh with me, cry with me, and most of all be there for me through it all.
Food. Of course we must have food to continue living, but food is more than nourishment to our bodies. It brings people together to recognize significant events in our lives. Whether it’s a birthday party or holiday, we gather to celebrate these occasions with food. And with this food brings good times and memories. We must also remember that we could not enjoy these times with food without the farmers that produce it.
Farmers and Ranchers. Farmers and ranchers live their entire lives in service of the rest of the world. While it is an occupation to be a farmer or rancher, it is unlike any other. They must work day in and day out to produce safe, high quality food that is served on tables throughout the world. I am so thankful to have been raised in a family that is a part of this wonderful occupation and to be able to support many other farmers and ranchers by purchasing and enjoying the wonderful food they produce.
Take some time to think about what you are thankful for during this holiday season and all year long. Then use the hashtag #WhyImThankful to share them on Twitter!
Eat Beef and Be Thankful!