Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Thanksgiving has always been a day set aside to give thanks for all that we have. Our economy is in the dumps, the job market is tough with many families struggling to get by, yet most everyone still has so many things to be thankful for and we are no exception.
Christmas Tree @ Thanksgiving?
Recently, I was amidst a firestorm on Facebook. The question a friend posed was “should people put up their Christmas trees before Christmas?”. I said heck YES. Many others said NO …you should give thanks before putting up your tree. I was a bit miffed by this. I give thanks each and every day that I wake up. I’m thankful for many many things and have learned this past year just how truly short life is.
2011 was a tough year for our family
We suffered the loss of my husbands Mother, my daughter suffered the loss of her childhood best friend, dear friends have lost children and grandchildren and a friend is literally fighting for his life against the C word ‘cancer’. Too much loss and too many young lives that were taken before their time. That’s a tough loss to understand.
Yet, I’m grateful for my family, my friends and all that comes with it. My work family, past clients, present clients and future. I am truly grateful!
My hope for all of us
Is that we treat each day with the respect that it deserves and treat each other the same. Be not only thankful, but satisfied. Satisfaction comes from within. Find your satisfaction and relish in it. Focus on what is good in your life and try not to sweat the small stuff. What you focus on expands.
Walk your life in grateful shoes. Be a leader. Be thoughtful. Tell those around you every day how thankful you are, not just our one “given” day a year. I’m putting my tree up Friday after Thanksgiving, because I want to. Because I can. Because I”m thankful 365 days a year!
I”ll leave you and your family with our ‘Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday‘ and a couple of thoughtful quotes.
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. ~Edward Sandford Martin
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy