It’s Thanksgiving week, and we are on the brink of the holiday season, the time of year when we all get to slow down, look back and give thanks for everything we have and for where we are at.
Undoubtedly, 2020 will deliver a unique holiday season. Things will likely be different than in years past, and many of us are experiencing COVID-19 fatigue. Regardless, it’s on each of us to reflect and focus on the feelings of gratitude for:
- The people around us past and present
- The things we have that we value
- The experiences we have had this year that touched us
During this special time of year, when we get to slow down, it’s a perfect time to give thanks.
Remember, nobody controls your emotions except you. That means only you get to decide how you will experience this holiday.
I encourage everyone reading this to take time this week to be thankful for everyone close to you in your life: for the people you interact with daily, for your significant others, for your parents, for your coworkers, for your extended family, for your friends. Make it a point each day to think of one thing you appreciate about each person, and communicate your appreciation and gratitude daily. Practicing gratitude and appreciation makes us all more positive and happy people. Plus, when you put out more gratitude, you get more in return.