Thanksgiving is always a good time to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. Life is unpredictable, and circumstances are constantly changing.
Sometimes it feels as though the world is caving in on us, between work stress, family stress, relationship issues, rude customer service people… It’s so hard to think of even one thing to be thankful for.
That’s when life gives us a lesson.
A loved one passes or something else traumatic happens. Suddenly, the overbearing boss, or the fighting with our spouse or our dysfunctional family seems insignificant. All of those worries feel like such a waste of time.
It’s true that we sometimes don’t know what we have until it’s gone.
That’s why thankfulness as a daily habit is so important to practice. What you have today is not promised, it’s a gift.
This Thanksgiving, I have a mission for you: When you are confronted with that family member who irritates you. You know the one…Think about what a gift it is to be with the ones you love, and how your family might not be perfect, but you have one.