I am thankful for my freedom and for those that have fought to preserve it; the freedom to travel the world and the liberty to live my life my way. Many people around the world do not enjoy the freedoms that we take for granted here in United States.
I'm thankful for time, because time waits for no one; as time passes and my body ages I am thankful that I still have the physical and mental capabilities to travel. I am grateful my job that allows me the flexibility I need to travel.
I am thankful for my memories and experiences that have made me who I am. I appreciate them so much more as I see my parents memories fade due to some dreadful diseases. I am grateful that I have recorded my memories in words and photos as I have traveled around the world.
I am thankful for wonders of modern technology. I can use the internet to research destinations before I arrive. I can connect with my family via the internet or cell phone from virtually anywhere in the world and thanks to digital I can take more photos than I ever thought possible!
I am also grateful for having a place to call home or at least base camp when I return from my adventures.
But most of all I am thankful for supportive and loving family and friends. They watch over things on the home front which allows me to travel and chase after my dreams even though they don’t understand my wanderlust spirit.
On this Thanksgiving Day before you fall asleep on the couch to sleep off your overindulgence in the holiday meal, please remember all of the reasons you have to be thankful.