Thanks for Thanksgiving
We don’t have a Thanksgiving holiday over here in England. Our harvest festival has been and gone, and the last of the clingfilm wrapped trays of tinned soup and apples were delivered to the local pensioners weeks ago. But I do think a day of giving thanks is a good idea. Personally speaking I don’t do enough of it.
Focusing on what’s good is good for you
I don’t really need an expert with a PsyD in psychology to tell me that focusing on what’s good in my life is a much healthier and happier way of being than ruminating on what’s wrong. That’s obvious, right?? But maybe I do need to be forced to do it a bit more often. I don’t know if it’s the weather or just being British but it just seems more natural to me to gossip and gloom monger than to give thanks for all the little good things in life. And it’s so easy to stop noticing the good things that happen each and everyday; they become part of the routine and I know I take them for granted.
An adventure in positivity and thankfulness
So this post is my little adventure in positivity for Thanksgiving. A few words and pictures to say thanks for the things I generally take for granted; for the food that has always been in my larder, the roof over my head, the family around me.
For singing and dancing, music and art. For reading and writing, playing and learning, fun and games. For freedom and choice, love, laughter and a thirst for living.
For air and water, mountain top and valley bottom, lakes and rivers, forests and flowers, birds and beasts, sun, rain, sleet and snow.
For living and breathing and health and well being. For boats, bikes, boots, tracks, trails and the open road. For incredible opportunities, an open mind, a spirit of adventure.
That’s quite a lot to be thankful for. But not forgetting you. Thanks for reading.