What makes Thanksgiving special? Turkey? No. Parades? No. Football? No. Gratitude? Yes. Thanksgiving is the one holiday that is actually about being grateful and giving thanks. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some turkey and mashed potatoes. I look forward to the football and we’ll have the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on the TV, but I’m grateful today. You should be too. Here are three simple reasons to express your thanks today.
Every year is an historic one, but 2016 rose to a new level with recent events. Socially, the world continues to see wars of destruction and hate. Political turmoil and division. Yet, we’re still here. We’re still making our turkey’s and millions traveled for Thanksgiving to be with loved ones.
Giving gratitude today is the most important thing we can do and here’s why:
- Successful people show gratitude. The most successful people, both the ones you’ve heard of and the ones you haven’t, are grateful for life. So choose to express thanks and you will find success.
- Giving thanks improves your health. Check out this article how gratitude is good for you!
- Expressing gratitude simplifies your life and helps you attain the goals you set for yourself. Being grateful attracts more opportunities for you to find success, so why not try it?
Melody Beattie once said, ” Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Why not live a life of gratitude for what you have rather than what you think you need?
Happy Thanksgiving to all!