Let’s be honest, when we first think of Thanksgiving, most of us immediately go to that holiday in November that involves food. Not just any food, great food. Turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans and the list goes on.
We look forward to this day of feasting with our families and loved ones. It is a great time to catch up with others you may have not seen in a while. We also take this day to give thanks to others, to show our appreciation and gratitude for all we have.
The more I think about this, the more I realize for me, that Thanksgiving is not just meant to be one day a year. For me, Thanksgiving is a constant state of giving thanks to others for all they do. It is showing our appreciation and gratitude for all that we have and are able to do each and every day.
There are so many things to be thankful for on a daily basis. Far to many to list. The simple act of stopping for a moment and recognizing something throughout your day to be thankful for is what true Thanksgiving is all about.
So, as you go through this day, make sure to create that mental list of items you are thankful for. But, don’t let that stop as the clock hits 12:00 AM. Make sure to continue this each and every day. You could be thankful for a friend that helped you out with a project. You could be thankful for that co-worker that brought in donuts. It could be someone at the store that gave you a smile when all you could feel is anxiety or sadness at that moment and it gave you a little light.
The more we focus on giving thanks for all these things, the less we dwell on the negative and the chaos that goes on around us.
I hope everyone has a great and blessed Thanksgiving!
Until next time…