While I’m sure most everyone is busy prepping for a big Thanksgiving meal or doing last minute grocery shopping, Thanksgiving is more than just about the meal, it’s about being thankful. It can be hard to remember to be grateful on your worst days, and even easier to be grateful when celebrating a holiday with the word ‘Thanks’ in it. The holiday is literally reminding us to be thankful. But outside of the holiday season, it’s important to remember to be thankful for small things as well.
Bonus! Research suggests that being thankful is a serious health booster. A Time magazine report from 2015 stated that there were 5 key benefits that thankful people experienced:
While I don’t know have accurate some of that research is, being thankful and appreciative for the things and people you have can help to produce more positive emotions. And who wouldn’t want to have more positive and happy feelings in your life?
So in an effort to be more thankful, not just on Thanksgiving but in my daily life as well, here are a few of main things I’m thankful for in 2018:
I’m thankful for…
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey