In life there is a lot to be thankful for, especially during the holiday season. It is a magical time of the year in which we gather with family and friends, reflect on the past year and anticipate the new year ahead. Thanksgiving is celebrated by all in the United States. The Thanksgiving history and tradition is alive and well, and as America becomes even more diverse, it has become a time to not only celebrate a piece of American history but to also embrace the cultures and traditions of all by giving thanks. So, here is a list of 6 Reasons for you to be thankful on Thanksgiving.
1 Those in your Life
No matter how big or small your circle of friends, family, co-workers, associates are even the strangers we pass or interact with on a daily basis, teachers, mentors, coaches, or people from all walks of life you interact with, be thankful for all in your life. They are in your life for a reason. We grow from every moment spent with another, and we learn, remember all those in our life is a mirror image of ourselves, so be thankful for them to be reflecting back to you all that you project out, there is a lesson learned from all.
2 All That You Have
"Be thankful for what you have; you will end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough".
3 Your Dreams
Dreams are what take us away to a better place, but dreams are also that which motivate us. Having dreams fuels us to do whatever is necessary to acquire all that we desire. No matter how big or small, dreams are empowering, they can cause an individual to completely transform into who we need to be in order to turn our dreams into a reality.
4 The Journey
Be thankful for the journey, this is the path from which we learn, it is the road we take from here to there, your journey is your own and no one else’s. It may be long or short, bumpy or smooth, low or high, winding or straight, but no matter how the journey may be, be thankful for all those who join you along the way, those who come and go, those who support, challenge or try to stop us, because it’s the journey that we grow from and evolve, it’s the journey, the road we choose that takes us to where we want to be.
5 The Little Things
It are the little things in life that are sometimes the biggest gifts of all. Be thankful for all those little things in your life. Appreciate a smile someone gives you, or a smile you give someone else, a smile may just be what is able to uplift someone out of a negative state of mind. Kind words, and actions even when not being witnesses could be the most beautiful part of someone’s day. Nature in all it’s forms can bring us a sense of peace and tranquility. The baby steps we take along the way or even a simple hello and goodbye could brighten up a day. Be thankful for all those little things that come into our lives because the little things could be that which opens the heart, mind and soul, filling us with love.
Be thankful for life. You are here and alive, as is the world around. Life is beautiful, it’s a gift a magical experience we all share. How you live it is up to you. Your life is yours and no one else’s, so live it to the fullest. Someday we will all be gone, so don’t waste a second, don’t waste a day. Achieve all that you dream and acquire all that you desire. Life is beautiful in all it’s forms, the sun, the moon, the stars, the trees, the wind, the sound of the ocean, the rustling of leaves, a child’s laughter, loving words, and all that has been created and given the gift of life. Live life because you are you and the only one like you in this world, so be thankful for the life you live.