The Season for Thanks

Okay, I know that this is a little late for a Thanksgivings post, but I was thinking about writing this as I was trying to entertain family and friends over the holiday and didn’t find the time or the solitude to write a decent post until now (ironically while I am at work).

Giving thanks isn’t something that should just be done during Thanksgiving of course, but throughout the year and everyday actually. While watching Oprah one day I heard Dr. Oz say that gratitude was one of the key elements to living a long and fulfilled life. I agree. I think those who are thankful for what they have are overall happier than those who take for granted what they have. What I would like to challenge you to do right now is stop and make a list of some of the things you are grateful for and why. If it’s a person, maybe you can even take this excercise a little bit further and tell that person that you are thankful/appreciative of them.

I for one am thankful for my health, because my nephew has battle cancer on and off for multiple years now and continues to be plagued with various infections and was recently hospitalized. I am thankful that he is currently out of the hospital and that despite my pre-hypertension, regular headaches and tiredness, am overall in pretty great health. I am also thankful for my job, although I sometimes hate it, I love the fact that I get to do what I went to school for and actually get to interract with clients that need my help on a daily basis. I am thankful for my family; this Thanksgiving holiday together helped me see how very disfuctional we actually are lol, but I am thankful for them all the same. My list of what I am grateful for can go on and on, and it should and so should yours. If you want to share some of the things you are thankful for please do so, I would be glad to hear them and celebrate them with you.


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