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Thanksgiving - Why not give thanks everyday?
Hope you had a great a time during thanksgiving holidays. Enjoying time with loved ones, having great food and having friendly conversations are common during thanksgiving holidays. Like many people I love the spirit of thanksgiving and holiday mood it brings. I am not a big fan of queuing up in front of the stores for the deals, but if you like it, you would have enjoyed that also.
But like many other national holidays, many people forget the significance of thanksgiving and why it all started in the first place. If you have counted your blessings and really grateful for all you got, you really belong to a minority who keep the tradition of thanksgiving alive.
Thanksgiving is great and I am all for it, but in my opinion, we should take it to the next level. Instead of celebrating thanksgiving once in a year, why not give thanks every day? When you wake up in the morning, just before you put your feet on the ground, be thankful for getting another beautiful day. Give thanks for all the blessings you have got and be grateful for you present stage in life. Similarly at end of the day, just before going to bed, give thanks for all the great things happened during that day.
Also make a habit of giving thanks at the dinner table everyday. When you are about to eat dinner, every family member has to express what they are thankful in that particular day. Doesn’t matter what kind of day you had, you will find some thing you will be thankful for. It cultivates a habit of gratitude in kids and other family members. It is surprising to see how it cultivates the attitude of gratitude in kids and other family members. Some times I will be pleasantly surprised to hear what my four year old says about his thankfulness for the day.
The more you focus on positive things in life, the more positive events happen in your life. The opposite if true too. If you want to be miserable, you can dwell on what you don’t have all the time. Start giving thanks everyday and see the positive changes happening in your life.