If we had to write down one thing to be thankful for each day, I would have over 13200 people and things I have appreciated since the day that I was born: my PE teacher in 4th grade who got me into the summer gymnastic workshop, my mom’s chicken wings and homemade soup, the first time I got an 'A' in the Chinese composition, my beloved dance teacher, Ms. Ng, who inspired me to pursue a professional training as a dancer, (and the amazing teachers before and after), the first time went to Six Flags with my funny, crazy friends, the first time my heart was broken, the first time held my newborn nephew in my arms, the first time I used my second language, English to teach the dance class in Brooklyn; the first time I used an iPod, my first conversation with a new friend, the first time I understood unconditional love and many more.
Whether the object of my appreciation is big or small, pleasant or unpleasant, ordinary or extraordinary, it becomes a color in the rainbow of my life. It gives me hope and excitement, each like a star, sparkling and shining, in the darkness of the sky. I no longer feel alone when I am down, but am embraced by the universe with love, support and contentment.
Meanwhile, I remember the appreciation that I have received. Thank you! You warm my heart. I smile and smile again. Life is so good to me as always. I am thankful every day.