Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American tradition. In Canada, it’s celebrated in early October. In the US, it’s the third Thursday in November.
Over the past few years, I’ve heard a lot of people say it’s their favorite too. Unlike Christmas, we aren’t making ourselves crazy buying gifts we can’t afford, wondering if our loved one will like and appreciate the gift – and the effort. And we aren’t feeling exhausted from weeks of parties, alcohol, sugar and no sleep.
Instead the focus of Thanksgiving is on gratitude and is centered around family and/or friends, love and the creature comfort food gives us.
So today and, while you and I are feeling good and looking forward to the day, join me in thinking about this: What are five things you can be grateful for this Thanksgiving? As you think about one, write it down and make a list Keep the list in your wallet – where you can see them when you are doing your holiday shopping next month and remember that it’s not about the money.