Hi friends! Well, now that it is November, it’s officially the start of the holiday season. The holidays are the perfect time to reflect on everything that we are grateful for and although I am probably not alone in saying that Thanksgiving means a time for turkey and pumpkin pie, it is also a time to give thanks. So this month I’m focusing on ways to be thankful and the things I am thankful for. I think this is especially important when we are faced with difficult people or tough tasks at work. Those things are so small in the overall scheme of life and so rather wasting time stressing over inconsequential things, it’s time to think of all the good we have! So join me this month for Thankful November!
Things I am Thankful For
1. My family and friends. I literally have the best family and friends ever. Wouldn’t change thing.
2. My health. This blog focuses so much on healthy eating and exercise but really none of that would be possible if I were not healthy to begin with, meaning that I am lucky not to suffer from any debilitating diseases or injuries. Even having my elbow out of commission for a few weeks really opened my eyes to how much I take for granted the fact that I am healthy every day.
3. Happiness. I finally feel like I’ve gotten to a place where I am happy with the things I have going on in my life. I like my job, I love my blog, I have a great family (see above) and the world is as it should be. Of course I still have future goals but I don’t feel like anything in particular is weighing me down. This is HUGE!
4. Food. I just love it. I love cooking and I love eating. Food is awesome.
5. You all. I love all my readers, each and every one of you. I couldn’t do this without you so thank you!
Ways to Be Thankful
1. Volunteer for a cause you believe in. As you can probably guess, I am pretty passionate about helping people get active. Last year I volunteered with Achilles International to help children with disabilities spend some time being active through fun games. This year I was in California when they had their volunteer day so I’m looking for a new way to volunteer. I think I have an idea and will keep you posted!
2. Do something nice for people you know. A little gesture can go a long way. Get a co-worker coffee. Do the dishes at home. Send someone a card.
3. Say thank you. Say thank you to everyone- the teller at the bank, your waitress, your spouse.
4. Donate to charity. Now’s the time to send a little monetary love to your favorite charities.
5. Take a time out. Just sit, relax and think about all the good stuff that’s going on. Don’t think about negative things. Just reflect.
Readers, what are you thankful for this month? Do you have any plans to show your thanks?