Thursday, November 26, 2015

Being Thankful Isn't Just For Thanksgiving


No matter who you are or how much emphasis you put on thankfulness in your daily life, you can't deny that Thanksgiving just brings about an attitude of thankfulness. For me, all of November is just full of constant reminders to be thankful. 



Every November, I'm always thinking about how much I have to be thankful for. Netflix&chill days with John, breakfast dates with my dad, long talks over wine with my momma, lighting pumpkin candles at night, getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving together...these are all things that make me explode with happiness.



Right now, I want to stop and tell myself to let the end of this month be a reminder to practice thankfulness all year long. After November has passed, fall is gone and Thanksgiving has ended, when the holidays have come and gone and Christmas music is a distant memory, there is still so much to be thankful for.



Logically, we know there are things to be thankful for. We know that if we had dinner last night, we're luckier than a lot of people. We know that if we have a bed to sleep in, we should be thankful for that. But knowing something and putting it into practice are two different things.



This coming year, I don't want to just know that I have things to be thankful for; I want to practice thankfulness all year long. In the same way that November fills me with gratefulness, I want the whole year to be one heart explosion of thankfulness after another.



Cheers to November. To Thanksgiving. To being thankful. And cheers to keeping that thankfulness alive in our hearts all year long.

I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving with your friends and family. Remember today and always to be thankful for this moment. 

3 comments :

  1. I agree with being thankful all year and not just during the season of giving.
    Loved this post.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  2. I work hard at remembering to be grateful. It helps me combat what is essentially a negative nature. If I'm not careful, I can descend into the darkness very quickly so I remind myself of all the blessings in my life.

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