Thursday, November 25, 2010

What Are You Thankful For?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Hunt The Good Stuff. Now I'm a fairly optimistic person to begin with .. but I've found that taking a few minutes at the end of every day to really focus on the some of good things in my life, and all that I have to be grateful for, really does put me in a better mood ... and even more importantly, helps keep my stress level down during those inevitable times when "life" decides to throw a challenging situation my way.

For (too) many Americans, the last Thursday in November is the one day of the year when we actually do consciously "hunt the good stuff", and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.

Why?

Don't get me wrong, it's awesome that we have a day like Thanksgiving that reminds people to "appreciate".

But ...

Imagine how much more pleasant our world would be if we all did a bit more appreciating every day?

By all means, take this holiday to get together with friends and family, tell people what they mean to you, reflect on what you have, and give thanks for all of the past, present, and future gifts in your life.

Then do it again, Tomorrow, and Next Week, and Next Month ...

There's no reason I can think of that Every Day shouldn't be Thanksgiving.

Now, let's go eat Turkey and watch Football !!!

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2 comments:

  1. It's just human habit to forget about the good things when the bad things get in the way. It would be a great and healthy way to live life if people out your approach to practice though.

    The thought of my best friends sprang to my mind while reading your post. I am truly greatful to have them in my life and it's pretty difficult to imagine life without them. I share a lot with them and that's saying something.

    Maybe focusing on the good things in life does makes life good... or better to say the least...

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  2. I'd never say thank you all the time, but most of the people around me knows how thankful I am to have them. :-) It would be great if you always think positive and be thankful also for what you have for now.

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