How to be Thankful

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It’s Thanksgiving Day in the US. It’s a day full of family and food and the one time each year when many people finally stop to look at their life and see that they can be grateful for what they have instead of longing for all they want.

If you’re currently at a difficult point in your life, however, seeing everything for which you have to be grateful may not come naturally. Maybe your finances are at a downturn and you see the holiday commercials for cars, gadgets and new clothes and feel a sense of scarcity. Maybe your relationships haven’t been going well and we’re entering the time of year when people have a lot of parties and you’re thinking of staying home this year. Or maybe you feel isolated because you don’t have a lot of family and friends. Regardless of your situation, there are many things to be thankful for. You just have to look for them.

Close your eyes and breathe and concentrate on your body and how you feel. Recognize whatever level of health you have and know that any desired improvements are completely within your power. Open your eyes and look at your surroundings. Recognize the comforts you have available to you and know that any desired improvements are completely within your power. Think about your friends, family, career and financial situation. Recognize the potential that exists for you in each of those areas and know that any desired improvements are completely within your power. Be thankful that you have the freedom of choice to make your life whatever you desire.

Today, be thankful and grateful for what you have now while creating a vision for where you want to go in the future. Remember to be thankful next year for all of the progress you’ve made!

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