Thanksgiving has different meanings to all of us. Family, friends, food, football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tend to top the list. But the common theme is shared throughout—coming together to share food and fun.
In the chaos of everyday life, it can be easy to lose the real meaning of Thanksgiving. Giving thanks for what you have—the opportunities and people in your life—and being grateful to celebrate yet another holiday—despite the year’s ups and downs—is the namesake of the day.
At times, it may not seem like you have much to be thankful for. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one, your place of work has closed down or you’ve begun to worry about the financial woes that always seem to follow during the winter holidays. It’s important to remember, through trial and tribulation, that things could be worse. You have family, friends and food. There are plenty of people in the world who would gladly switch roles with you for the day.
This year, don’t take the Thanksgiving holiday for granted as we all tend to do. Pause your day and look around you. Chances are the things you’re really thankful for will be right in front of you