As many of us are preparing to gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, let us all take a moment to reflect on the positive things that may have happened this year so far. Having an attitude of gratitude is key to living a positive life, and highlighting your successes, wins, lessons learned or even gratefulness for just waking up in the morning is a testimony worth sharing.
Let’s not have that awkward moment around the dinner table where you’re fumbling to find something to be grateful for. No matter what kind of lemons life has thrown your way, as long as you have breath in your body or are blessed with the memories of those who have already been called to glory, there is always something you can be thankful for, like:
The Gift Of Life- whether it’s celebrating the birth of a new baby, getting a report of good health from your physician, or simply opening your eyes, the gift of life isn’t something to take lightly. Each day brings us an opportunity to renew our minds and hearts to make each day count. Even if you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, honoring their memory and celebrating their life is worthy of praise.
Friends and Family- remember quality over quantity. You don’t have to have a picture-perfect family or a squad of friends to be thankful for the people you share life with. There’s nothing like the love and presence of those closest to you, especially at this time of the year.
Share Your Success- did you start a new job, get a promotion or launch a new business? Did you buy a home, move or take a leap of faith this year? Maybe you got married or decided to work on self-love. Whatever you consider a win or a step in the right direction, be sure to share the good news.
What Did You Learn?- in a year’s worth of time, you may have had an experience or two that taught you a great deal. No matter how big or small, recognizing the value of a lesson is always to your benefit.
Having A Sound Mind- it doesn’t matter how stressful life gets, how difficult things may be and how many setbacks you’ve had to face; if you can accept the things you cannot change and work on those you can, you’re in pretty good shape.