Happy New Year! A list of things I appreciate!

It’s New Year’s Day. It’s a time when people reflect on the year gone by and set goals for the upcoming year. I have never been one to make New Year’s resolutions- The idea of waiting for the end of the calendar year to change something about yourself our your life just never made sense to me. Time is measurable and New Year’s Day is just a mark on the long measuring stick of life……

I did however reflect on the year gone by. Going on the trip to Mongolia and other Asian countries helped me rediscover appreciation, so I made a list of things for which I have a new found appreciation! Like I said i don’t think I properly appreciated these simple things previously. Here it is:

  1. Food and shelter (warmth)
  2. Good health and access to (quality, yet unaffordable) healthcare.
  3. Sanitation
  4. Safety and Peace in daily life
  5. Electricity and Power
  6. Plumbing
  7. Roads
  8. Communication
  9. Access to information
  10. Freedom
  11. Opportunity
  12. The fact that I live in the USA

The list seems simple and unexciting, but at some point in my travels I was missing some of these things that I took for granted before.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year with as many of the above items as possible!!!

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