Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, and...
it's just around the corner.
This year, I feel like Thanksgiving couldn't have come at a better time. 2016 has obviously been quite a crazy year for the 'ole U.S. of A., and what we need right now is to take a little time to focus ourselves on the things that we are thankful for. And trust me, there is always something to be thankful for, even if you're feeling down on your luck.
What I love about this holiday, is that it doesn't come with any kind of baggage to it. We literally spend an entire day dedicated to giving thanks. How cool is that? An entire holiday that lets us stop and think about all of the incredible blessings that we have. That's pretty amazing, guys.
It seems like it's become a habit for a lot of people to just blow right through Thanksgiving and move straight to Christmas, and I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with being excited for Christmas. That holiday naturally brings a lot of joy. I'm just saying that truly taking a day to stop and celebrate all of the things that you are thankful for, without any other obligations, can be incredibly good for the soul.
I know that seems cheesy, but seriously, it's true.
That doesn't mean you all have to sit around the table taking turns telling everybody something you are thankful for. Not that there is any fault in that if that's something your family does, but that was never really a tradition at my house. For me, I just love being around my family with a good home cooked meal. That by itself can make me feel so humbled and thankful, and that's about as simple as you can get it. It's so easy to be grateful, and, sadly, that is something a lot of people seem to forget. It costs nothing, but can make you feel like you have everything. I promise.
So, this Thanksgiving, please take some time to reflect on the things in your life that you are grateful for. It's always sure to make the heart feel lighter, and I think that's just what we all could use right about now.