The holiday season is in full swing as we approach Thanksgiving this next week. The commercials on TV are relentless, holiday lights are strung across the town, and you’ve been seeing Christmas decor in every store since AT LEAST Halloween. As we get closer to Thanksgiving, between black Friday opening early Thanksgiving Thursday, and Christmas countdowns being slammed in your face, it’s not hard to see that the true message of this important day are blurred. Is this what the world has come to? Moving quickly from one holiday to the next before we’ve fully absorbed each holiday? I can’t help but shake my head. As we approach this holiday I’m racking my brain to see how the world around me is celebrating their blessings. This Thursday is about giving Thanks, but are we actually thankful for all that we have or are we just going through the motions?
I have kept a book for the last few months of all the things that I am thankful for. It was started this summer originally to help develop a more positive outlook on my life. Guess what, it worked! I may not write in it each day but I work to make sure that I acknowledge all that I have been blessed with. In this little Thanks journal it holds some very surface ideas and it also gives site to emotional things I am thankful for.
Ten most important things I have found I am thankful for:
I am grateful for this next Thursday that I get to spend with Danny's family in our home. I will continue to keep my Thanks Journal beyond just one day a year. I have witnessed first hand how taking note of all that I'm thankful for has had a positive effect on my life. This Thanksgiving, instead of rushing through Thursday onto Christmas take a minute to find what you are Thankful for in your life. Take a moment to look around Thanksgiving at your loved ones and feel the blessings around you. Really look around and see how blessed your life is. Be Happy!