As the US prepares to celebrate one of its very important holidays — Thanksgiving — I too am thinking about what I am thankful for. Especially since this year, as opposed to many other years, I actually get to spend Thanksgiving in the US and the mood of giving thanks is everywhere.
And so here is my list of what I am thankful for in my expatriate life:
- I am thankful that I’ve been able to live in different countries and among other cultures;
- I am thankful that as an expat I get to experience change — one of my big values — often and with a bang;
- I am thankful for all the learning and new experiences I get when I move from place to place;
- I am thankful for my family, which is the only constant in this process of perpetual moving;
- I am thankful for the multitude of friends I have made and continue to make;
- I am thankful for the social networking revolution that gives me a better chance to keep in touch with those friends;
- I am thankful for the challenges I encounter because that’s what makes my experience fun.
This list can go on and on. What about you? What are you thankful for in your expatriate life?
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