Thankful Everyday, Not Just On Thanksgiving
Let’s all stop and take a deep breath right now – try to freeze time and think of all the things that you are thankful for on this Thanksgiving. Is it because the Good Lord has given you another day to celebrate life? Is it because you are enjoying the feeling of drinking a good cup of Joe in the morning and then going to the work you love? Or is it because you now have the ability to spend more time with friends and family perhaps? Whatever it is that you are thankful for, let us all sit back and reflect upon this past year and just appreciate all the blessings that we were given and have shared in return.
However, not all days are created equal. Some days start off great. You feel refreshed. Things go as planned. You jump from one meeting to another and you just feel wonderful inside. Then there are other days. When your best-laid plans go out of the window even before your day has even begun. The water heater broke. There’s a missing button on your favorite dress. Or the car won’t start perhaps? So instead of feeling wonderful all over, you now get that sinking feeling in your stomach.
Turning bad days into wonderful ones is a challenge, but it can be done. In times like these, the best way to turn things around is to focus on gratitude. Even if things look bleak, you will always find things that you can be grateful for.
Here are things that we should all be grateful for.
We woke up and are once again given the opportunity to celebrate life. Not everyone is given this chance. Each day, thousands of people pass away in their sleep. The mere fact that our Good Lord woke you up to spend another day with your loved ones and to do the things that you love is already reason enough to jump out of bad and be thankful.
- Friends and Family – We often take them for granted because we see them everyday. They are always “there” and the thought of losing them never cross our mind. But in the midst of life’s chaos, in the hurly-burly of life, let us all take the time to be especially thankful to friends and family for all the support when we are facing challenges, for all the hugs and words of wisdom when we feel down and lonely, and for just being “there” when we need them.
- Your health – You are not a superhero. No matter what we do, the ravages of time will take its toll on our bodies. And yet we should still be grateful that our body allows us to see, listen, walk and talk, hug and kiss our loved ones – every day.
- The free pleasures of life. Have you ever experienced waking up to a beautiful sunrise? Enjoyed a nice stroll in the park? Have a picnic on the beach with your family? These are all nice, isn’t it? When you experience these things, a warm glow envelops your whole being and everything in the world just feels right. And you know what the best part of all of this is? They are free.
- A roof over your head and a warm home. You’ve all seen them on the way to work, or on the way to church perhaps. I’m referring to homeless people who day in and day out have to brave the elements just because they don’t have a place they can call home. Think about this, after a miserable day at the office, you still get to go “home” to a place where there is warmth and you are secure.
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