Happy(?) Thanksgiving!

cornucopia

Family celebration or family stress?  Hugs or conflict?  A time of remembering all that we have to be thankful for or a time of focusing on the one thing that we don’t?

Whether your holidays are full of thanks or conflict, this Thanksgiving I recommend something different: radical gratitude.

  • Before you head down to your family, write down five non-family things that you are grateful for.  When you feel depressed or angry, take a break (a bathroom trip is a useful excuse) and read over your list.
  • During your time with your family, try to find at least one thing to thank each person who is there.  For a particularly difficult person, it may be thanking them just for passing the bread basket.  That’s okay.
  • Go with the goal of helping.  Sometimes serving others can make us more grateful for what we have.

 

I am grateful for each one of you reading this post and I wish for all of you a very happy Thanksgiving!!!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s