Happy November: Attitude of Gratitude

When anyone asks me what's my favorite holiday, I immediately say Thanksgiving. People are usually shocked because the common favorite is Christmas. To be honest, my real favorite holiday is my birthday but it hasn't been recognized nationally....yet. I kid, I kid. Sort of.

But Turkey day wasn't always my favorite holiday. There was a point in my life in which I really enjoyed Christmas because well, presents. As I grew older, that aspect didn't mean much to me anymore. Soon enough, Thanksgiving started taking precedence.

Though the holiday in itself is questionable (I have a degree in History so I'm not exactly a fan of the back story and the overall treatment of Native Americans), I like the idea and principles of the holiday. That and its one where buying gifts isn't a requirement.

Besides the fact that I don't have to buy anyone a gift, I love it simply for the fact that you spend the day giving thanks, bonding with friends and family, and enjoying good food. That's it. And the good thing about that is that you can actually do this anytime. Not just one time a year.

Though I give thanks every single day, I enjoy having a special day that allows me to do just that and eat food that I wouldn't eat on a regular basis. Every holiday season, I'm grateful for all that I am and have and to actually being alive. I'm thankful for all the little things that we may overlook. I'm thankful for my friends and family, no matter how irritated I may get with them. I'm grateful to have the pleasure of just waking up every single morning.

We all need to be grateful. Not just on Turkey day but everyday. No matter how big or small or whatever it is, just thank God. Lessen your complaints. Take in all that is around you. Because for everything you take for granted, someone else is praying for.

Peace & Light,


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