It is Thanksgiving night, all the turkey is eaten, our tummies are full. The family has been seen and gone home. The coals of the fire are slowly burning out, it has been a wonderful day. As I think back on the day, I wonder why it is this day that we say out loud our thanks? Giving thanks should be an everyday thing, don’t you think? For isn’t the attitude of gratitude really and everyday thing? I received this quote that I think fits and conveys what I am thinking and referring to.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow” Author Unknown.
So if gratitude and giving thanks can do all this, why do we save it to one day a year? What kind of difference would it make if everyday we gave thanks, of said out loud, to one person what we are grateful for? or even better yet, tell that one person you are grateful and thankful for them. Now that’s worth a lot of thanks…..