I realize after experiencing this week and celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, how selfish and ungrateful I have been. I have been having little pity parties for myself when I should have been thanking God for what He has given me. I've been dwelling on all the challenges I'm facing and all of my inadequacies I see now that I should be thanking God for who I am and the adversities I experience; I am better for them. If I'm smart I learn from my mistakes and find ways to strengthen my weaknesses. If I am truly grateful to my Heavenly Father I use whatever he gives me and find ways to use it to better my experience here. I am grateful for those times of chastening and these eye-openning experiences. I know my Father is always looking out for me. He gives me what I need to become better and make it through the hard things life throws at me. I'm also thankful for Thanksgiving, and that it helps to remind me to show my thanks to my Heavenly Father who loves me.