There is so much to be thankful for this brand New Year.  Some people started 2021 and are no longer here with us. We made it!!!
This year, no matter how bad our day or circumstance is, we should learn to be thankful.
Be thankful even in the face of adversity. It is hard to be thankful when you have bills to pay but no money, when your loved one is ill with a terminal sickness, when your marriage is shaky and you are on the brink of divorce, when your mortgage is due but you don’t have the money to pay it.
Why would you want to be thankful?
Because it could be worse, you could be in a far worse situation than you presently are in. You worry about not having a job, and someone is taking their last breath in the hospital. You worry about not having
nice shoes, meanwhile someone is having their legs amputated because of diabetes or an accident.
Someone out there has it worse than you. People are going through things they don’t talk about. It doesn’t mean you are better than them, but gratitude in the face of adversity is everything.
Do not take the little things in your life for granted.
There is always something to be thankful for everyday. The smile on your children’s faces, your pet loving on you, supportive spouses, family members, great mentors.
Find joy in the little things.
Today, look around you with gratitude for the things and people you have left. The ones who have not left your side, the ones who have wiped your tears, lent you money, laughed with you, celebrated with you.
As long as those are present in your life, you are rich.
Be thankful today and the rest of the year, and see how things turn out for you.


Last Saturday

To end the year, my friend organized a Girls outing and we had brunch in Napa.

We went on the Napa Wine Train and it was a lovely experience.

We went on the Le Gourmet Express which left the station in Napa at 11.30 am and returned at 2pm.

The first part of the trip was sitting in the lounge area and having drinks and hor douvres.


The latter part was the lunch itself. Lunch started when we got to Saint Helena and started the route going back.



It was a great experience. Two hours just chatting with friends and passing up different wineries in Northern California.