Thanksgiving is just a few days away and it is one of my favorite holidays. The Robeson family takes Thanksgiving seriously – lots of amazing family time, food, and traditions. I am really looking forward to it.
I hope you all are able to celebrate Thanksgiving in whatever way suits you best this year (with friends, with family, in solitude, in nature, catching up on rest, sharing stories, playing games, etc.).
I hope you also take time to reflect on all of the people, blessings, and things you are grateful for.
Here’s one way to frame it: Imagine that if you didn’t say you were grateful for it today, you wouldn’t have it tomorrow. How would this change your list? Would you start to include things like your dishwasher or the garbage men (things you maybe wouldn’t have thought to include otherwise)?
On the flip side, what are things you have purchased but that wouldn’t make the list? These are things we spend money on but then quickly forget about and don’t find value owning – but do have to find a place to store. With that in mind, what things could you decide to stop buying? Or significantly limit? And right now, could you donate some of these items to those who need them more than you do?
I hope we can take some time over the next week to reflect on our many blessings, in all aspects of our lives.
And I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!