Monday, November 21st, 2011...3:31 pm
I hate to be cheesy, but as we approach Thanksgiving I can’t help but think about being thankful. I know I can get caught up in everything else going on during the holiday and forget the real meaning of Thanksgiving. We skip right to the yummy turkey and dressing, sweet pumpkin pies, and traditions that our families share. Some people even skip right over Thanksgiving all together and dive straight into Christmas, which can tend to be all about getting, instead of giving (but that’s another post for another day). This year I want to be try and really think about being thankful, about every moment. I want to let the “first world problems” take a back seat during this holiday and I challenge you to join me!
Are you ready!? A couple of years ago I did an exercise where I had to write down 100 things that I was thankful for, in 5 minutes. This list can include people, things that we take for granted, special traditions and why they are important, or simply just being alive. You will be surprised how easy it is to come up with a list and how much it will help you think about the small things we can all appreciate more. The second part of this challenge is talking about your thankfulness. Take your list and go and thank the people on it or the people who have given you the things you are thankful for!
So this Thanksgiving season I challenge all of us to have a thoughtful, grateful heart and pass it on. You will be surprised at how it can change your heart and the hearts of those around you. Please comment below about your experience and some of the things you are thankful for. I look forward to reading your comments!