“If you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it.”
-Anthony J. D’Angelo
Good morning! I don’t know about you, but I have made a few observations. (1) A lot of people like to complain-they almost seem addicted to complaining, chaos or negativity. (2) Often we are too busy to just “stop” and be thankful!
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, with its absence of stressors like presents and high expectations. It reminds us all to STOP and celebrate what we have instead of what we want.
I think many of us could benefit from a few more “Thanksgivings” throughout the year. In our home, we began celebrating the twentieth of each month (chosen at random) as Thankfulness day. Then we even prepare a special dinner and spend our time thinking of all we are grateful. Sammy and I take turns being the designated “journal keeper,” writing down each gratitude, who said it, and the date. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, we share our “Family Gratitude Journal.”
Your Turn: Whether you are a family of one or 100, designate one night a month to celebrating thankfulness. I have found when I anticipate recording items I am thankful for I appreciate more and more each day. We tend to find what we look for-begin looking for life’s blessings.
Today’s Affirmation: I am thankful for today.