It's turkey week! This means we're all counting down the hours until we're released from our normal obligations like work and school and get to focus on shoveling too much food into our mouths only to slip into an inevitable post-lunch food coma that only comes around once a year. Don't get me wrong, I'm over school and could practically drool at the thought of all the food I'm going to eat on Thursday but that's not the only thing that should be on our minds this week. Bare with me y'all, I'm about to get sappy.
It's so easy to get caught up in this busy time of year. Whether it be school work, projects, the impending craziness that begins with Black Friday(now basically Black Thursday) and doesn't end until January 1st, we're all focused on different things during this week. So much so that we forget what this week is actually about-- being thankful. I'm just as guilty of this as anyone else but luckily, writing articles like this give me the opportunity to reflect and hopefully reminds anyone who reads my article to do so as well.
Something I encourage everyone to do this week is sit down and write down everything you're thankful for-- even the ridiculous stuff. Think of the things this year that have made you happy. For instance, I bought my dog a bow tie to wear on Christmas and I know I might sound like a crazy person but I am thankful that dog-sized bow ties exist. Think of the big things you're thankful for. I'm thankful for my parents(Hi mom & dad), my best friends (@ Morgan & Jordan), and my boyfriend(God bless him for putting up with me). I'm thankful to have a job that I love. I'm thankful for an opportunity to spend so much time with the people that I love.
Big or small, we all have something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. So sit down and just start listing things. If it's been a hard year, you might just see there's been more good than you thought. If it's been a good year, you get to see everything you're thankful for crammed into one area(and boy is that eye-opening). It's never too late to start being reflective. It's so easy to get swept up in everyday life and forget about all the good things you've been blessed with. I've always been told, "There's always, always, always, something to be thankful for." Don't forget to be thankful in this season of Thanksgiving.