Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

At almost every Thanksgiving meal we ask those present to speak up & state just ONE thing they might be grateful for, that they are willing to  “give thanks” about.  Usually people say that they are thankful for their families, their children, their jobs, fellowship, etc.  Please reflect upon this today/tonight if you celebrate Thanksgiving.

This year I think I might say tonight that I am very thankful of  still being physically healthy, to be able to walk and bicycle in my older age, and play ping pong. (Of course I won’t mention that I used to play softball, basketball, tennis, racquetball, and swim laps when I was younger…)

I have found it helpful and a way to alleviate stress to jot down a “gratitude journal” at the end of each day, to reflect upon what you are thankful for that one day.  It can just be memories and thoughts of what was positive or what worked for you that day.
And remember that having an “attitude of gratitude” goes a long way too.
What are you thankful for?
Enjoy Thanksgiving 2015, whatever you do today.

 

3 responses to “Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

  1. And today I am thankful for the volunteers who showed up (like me) to walk dogs at Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. It was the 3rd annual event, so if you missed it, check it out next year: http://webcms.pima.gov/government/pima_animal_care_center/. I walked a very lively dog named “Willow”, a lovely spotted brown/white dog who needs a good home.

    Free adoptions tomorrow (Black Friday), noon to 3 p.m.

  2. I wish you the same, Carolyn! Yours was a very nice message that is most appropriate. Especially the part about being thankful all year round.