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Let me first say that I wanted to post this yesterday on Thanksgiving, but hanging out with my family seemed like a better idea. Sure I could’ve posted up something real quick after everyone had left, but you know, turkey coma. I could barely walk to the couch. It was a good day. It made me appreciate everyone in my life. So with that being said, let’s talk about being thankful.
I can seriously be the first to admit that I don’t reflect on everything that I’m thankful for. I’m sure a lot of you are the same way. It’s NOT that we’re NOT THANKFUL, I think it’s just something that’s unfortunately looked over. How many times do you get into your car, start it, and say “I’m thankful I have this car.” Or how many times do you walk into your home and say “I’m thankful for this roof over my head.” I’m sure you rarely say that. I know I rarely say that…if at all.
Can saying “I’m thankful for this or that…” change how you feel everyday? Probably. I’m not suggesting that you walk around your house and point at EVERYTHING and say “I’m thankful for this couch, I’m thankful for this carpet, I’m thankful for this Scooby Doo juice cup that I’ve had since I was 4, etc., etc., etc…” I do encourage you to take a moment or two every week or two weeks, and reflect on what you’re truly thankful for. Maybe do it on your drive home from work. Maybe do it when you wake up in the morning. Maybe do it right before you fall asleep. Showing appreciation for things throws positivity out into the world, and it will bounce back to you creating more things to be thankful for.
You can’t appreciate the new changes in life without appreciating everything that you already have. Whether you pray to whomever and thank them or you verbally announce it to yourself, showing your grace will bring on the mindset to always be humble. Do yourself a favor, when you have a few minutes today, write down a list of 5-10 things that you’re truly thankful for, and then for each item, say 1-2 sentences on why you’re thankful for it. If it’s a person, take the extra step and let them know personally. It’ll brighten their day up. Guaranteed.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I now must attend some leftovers that I’m thankful for. Have a great day, and stay successful!