Remember To Always Be Thankful, Not Just During the Holidays
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Remember To Always Be Thankful, Not Just During the Holidays

I bet you didn’t remember this on Thanksgiving Day.

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Remember To Always Be Thankful, Not Just During the Holidays
Trinity Tew

Thanksgiving Day has been a tradition since way back when. Everyone sits down and eats together, a big feast that makes you nauseous, but you somehow keep picking at the leftovers. People- not only family- come around the table and share a meal with you. Then, you always have that one person who starts of the "I'm thankful for..." and you get the typical "my family," "my job," and "my friends." Every now and then, someone will say something that makes everyone think deeper because it was a "good one."

But, everyone forgets it by the end of the meal. Typically, the family will watch football, or play it in the backyard, if you're from the South. Then once someone gets hurt, you'll all come back inside and eat more.

You see, just like Christmas, the Thanksgiving holiday has changed throughout the years. What once was may no longer be, and new traditions may be started. It's usually the same people and the same house or two, and the same food, but something will change from one year to the next. You might not realize it, but something's never the same.

Sadly, one thing that usually changes is the amount of time we spend being thankful, listing out the things we are blessed with. This not only goes for Thanksgiving Day; on Black Friday when we tramp over people to get something else even though we were just saying we're thankful for what we already have until you make a full circle back to the next Thanksgiving.

You see, we shouldn't only be thankful on Thanksgiving. We shouldn't only gather together during the holidays.

We should continuously make a note of our blessings. Take more time than you did at the dinner table and make a list of things you're grateful for. What's that one thing you forgot to list on Thanksgiving? And then tomorrow, add to the list. And what did you forget then?

The truth is, there's always something we forget to be thankful for, you just have to spend enough time to remember it.

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