It’s 3:15am Thanksgiving morning and I am just heading to sleep. I’ve been studying, writing a research paper, and chatting with a friend. My right eye isn’t feeling right and I’m pretty sure it’s pink eye. I must get it checked out tomorrow. It’s not right to be on call or show up to my friend’s dinner without knowing what’s going on with my eye.
I love the whole concept Thanksgiving…this day of appreciation, sharing, and togetherness. Thanksgiving Day will be over before we know it, but how about we continue the spirit of Thanksgiving all year round? Thanksgiving is more than just a holiday where we overeat, spend time with family, maybe run a 5K Turkey Trot, and watching football. On Thanksgiving do you really take time to think about all that you are thankful for and give thanks? If you do why don’t we all treat every day as a day to give thanks? We give thanks almost everyday when we say “thank you” although it’s often automatic and without thought, feeling, or much meaning. How often do we reflect on all that we are thankful for? This evening I had an important conversation with a friend and at the end I let him know that I am thankful for him. How often do we tell friends and family members that we appreciate having them in our lives?
The holidays are known to be hectic and stressful for some people. With all that goes on in our daily lives it can be easy to forget why we celebrate traditions such as Thanksgiving in the first place. We become so caught up in what we think we have to do, cooking, shopping, and so on instead of being thankful and expressing gratitude. Live each day with gratitude and notice the positive impact it will have on you and those around you. Take a moment each day to give thanks and celebrate each day, even if it’s just the little things. Show appreciation to everyone who makes a contribute in your life. Appreciate the good in your life. Give thanks daily.
Happy Thanksgiving today and every day!