Happy Thanksgiving! I know most of my U.S.-based readers are busy getting things prepared for the Thanksgiving feast, so I won't make today's entry too long. But in honor of today's holiday, I wanted to express how important it is to show our gratitude and appreciation for all of the great things we have in life.
In the tradition of Thanksgiving celebrations, I will share a (short) list of the things I am most grateful for in my life (though the list could go on and on!)...
I am thankful for...
- The opportunity to be surrounded with my family while sharing great food, stories, laughter, and love
- Living a healthy and happy life
- Another post here on OO and making positive connections with all of you!
- My dedication and hard work that will be leading up to a great milestone next year
- The ability to have a positive outlook on life
I have about a million more things I am grateful for, but if you ever want to get away from the screen and get to celebrating today's holiday, I thought it would be best to keep it to just a few things.
The idea behind Thanksgiving is so important, but we should really think about ways in which we can extend this holiday to not only acknowledging it once a year, but every day if we can. Showing gratitude for the things we love most about life will really make us more aware of the great things happening all the time, all around us. Today's featured quote is a great one to keep in mind because it reminds us of just that...
"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest person it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow." -Edward Sandford Martin
Think about this as you're sitting around the table today and be sure to share it with your friends and family. Remember to open your heart to gratitude not only on Thanksgiving, but every day.
What are you thankful for today?