Heureux lundi aime! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful weekend! Ok, so we need to get serious for a minute because I really need to have someone explain to me how in the world we are already at Thanksgiving!! Didn’t I just post something about how humid it was out here on the East Coast?
Although I am not quite sure I am ready for this, I am happy that it is Thanksgiving. This is the day that not only allows you to stuff your face with delicious goodies, but it also gives you one last relaxing break before the holidays really kick in and stress you out. You know what I am talking about; right after Thanksgiving we all start decorating, and baking, and shopping. Ok, so maybe that last part doesn’t sound that stressful to me. You get the point though.
Typically Thanksgiving is a super quick blur of a day for me. I spend most of the day traveling to spend time with family, only to rush on back for work the next day. I was thinking that maybe instead of rushing through Thanksgiving this year, I would actually take some time out prior to Turkey Day, to consider the real message behind this delicious holiday. Therefore, for me this year’s Thanksgiving is going to be all about giving thanks for the things that I am fortunate to have in my life. From the special people around me to the opportunities that sit in front of me, this year’s Thanksgiving is going to be dedicated to really appreciating all that I have and the moments that I am yet to own. It is far too easy to get caught up in the unhappy moments in our lives. I struggle daily with balancing the things in my life that draw unhappiness to me and the things that I know I should be grateful for. Maybe this year, sending out a special ‘thank you’ for all that I do have will help me with that.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy once told us “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” With that said, make sure that you don’t just say thank you this week, but really live by it.