I am thankful that I can drift off to sleep at night without jolting awake wondering if that sound was someone breaking into our house or smashing our car windows.
I'm thankful for the small smile that drifts across my mouth every time I pass our mailbox and even though it's often empty, there's the possibility of sending and receiving something.
I'm thankful to be living somewhere that kids ride their bikes home from school after receiving a quality education instead of having to spend their time following people to their cars in the grocery store parking lot begging for money.
I'm thankful to have a husband to share these experiences with me.
I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to live and experience life in Gabon because it has taught me to be thankful for things I once took for granted.
We wish a very happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends, family and readers - we hope you have time this weekend to appreciate all that you are thankful for!