What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?
It’s a good question you know.
“What am I thankful for?”
I know, you’re thinking it sounds maybe a little corny. Ok, but I think it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself.
What I mean is ask yourself the question and even ACTUALLY make a list!.
It doesn’t matter how many things are on your list. But can be easier than you think.
When I thought about what I’m thankful for this year. One of my first thought was Hurricane Sandy. I live in Morris County NJ and a few weeks ago we had a hurricane. Now NJ NEVER, EVER, EVER gets anything close to what the weather reports actually call for. Sure, we get wind….rain….snow….
But this time……
They were right.
Where I live, we were out of power for 11 days and homes in this area were crushed by trees and a few were left looking like doll houses. You could look inside and see the stairs, beds, rooms everything. Someone’s home torn apart and life for that family, turned upside down in one night. Some houses, were not affected at all, and some just had a tree fall here or there in or around their home. There was an icredible amount of power lines down …everywhere.
In other parts of NJ and NY it was the same and in some area’s it was so much worse.
For those people, life a few weeks later, is still a struggle to get back to some kind of normal. There is so much need, and so much help is still needed and will be for quite a long time to come.
(Please check out this link to where you can help in any way, your time and or money if possible anything will be helpful and welcome! 🙂
Choosing , To Be Grateful
Sometimes choosing to be grateful, making a conscious decision to be grateful is a little tough. If we are dealing with something or struggling with something it can be tough to just do that.
That’s human and it’s OK. I’m not saying the world is always a happy place , peace reigns everywhere and you don’t have any worries.
What I’m saying is you choose to remember one thing.
Just ONE THING.
I’m saying to pick one thing, person, place, whatever… and be grateful for it. You can be grateful for your family, spouse, dog even Justin beieber if you want. But the idea here is to feel grateful in your heart for something.
If you think you can make that list ..Fantastic!
Pick up a pen or pencil and write them down. Carry it in your wallet, purse or tack it on the wal!l. But don’t let the everyday ups and downs make you forget you DO have something to be grateful for.
Sometimes this rat race we are in everyday and life’s problems can get heavy, remembering just ONE SINGLE thing you are grateful can make your heart, your soul, just a bit lighter… maybe even alot.
The Wrap Up
What I have said here is nothing new, nothing earth shattering or breathtakingly original. It’s just the truth and that can be tough to see sometimes when times get rough or we get down or just simply really busy.
But just one thing everyday can make the difference.
Sometimes you have to try to make that effort to feel grateful. You can do it. It might be very simple and small but keeping that flame alive in your heart and soul is so very, very important. It can be something that simply made you smile today…… for just that second!. Perfect!!.
It can be something huge as well.
Like being thankful my family my friends and I made it through Hurricane Sandy all together, happy AND healthy. As I said some were not as lucky and here is another that where you can make a difference to someone in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
Just A Side Note
I’m going to start a new blog!. I think I may keep this one going, I’m not sure yet. I’m working on it and it’s just in the beginning stages, I’m still working on the format and a name. I wanted to let you know it will be a little different yet I will post on health related subjects and motivation.
I have changed a long the way…. so my blogging has to evolve as well. Stay tuned for that. More coming soon about what’s up.
Remember being grateful is a muscle we have to excercise too. This time of year is the perfect time to do that.
I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!.
Thank you for coming to my blog! I ALWAYS appreciate the support so much!. As always I Hope you have a great week and If you celebrate Thanksgiving, enjoy! Drive carefully if you are traveling and Have a terrific week!
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