Give Thanks Every Day!
Ahhh, Thanksgiving, our holiday to be thankful. Some would think it’s all about having to travel long distances and put up with annoying relatives, gorging ourselves with too much food or watching a marathon of football games then passing out on the couch, snoring with your mouth open. (I can’t tell you how many pictures I have taken of relatives doing just that. )
But why give thanks for only one day? Giving thanks every day is one of the most powerful tools we posses. Look around you and see abundance everywhere, not just in what you have but in Nature and the Universe. Are you thankful for all of it?
I am thankful for the beautiful places that surround me.
Studies have shown that giving thanks has many benefits that we don’t even stop to think about. Yet, it actually changes the way we think, changes our moods and makes us healthier.
I am thankful and happy for fun times together.
To help be aware of being thankful everyday, keep a daily journal where you write at least three things that you are thankful for. Do it either in the morning when you get up or before you go to bed. When you get up in the morning, before you plant your feet on the floor, think of at least 10 things that you are thankful for. It’s a great way to start the day.
Tell someone you appreciate them every day, even if its your dog or cat. It could even be a stranger who holds the door for you.
I am thankful for the beauty from my garden.
Look at yourself in the mirror. Instead of making sure your hair is looking good or your make up is on right, tell yourself that you are thankful for being you.
I am thankful for the peaceful places that I can visit every day.
This world is pretty messed up right now and needs more gratitude and happiness.Thankfulness makes you feel good as well as those around you.
I am thankful for my home.