What Are You Thankful For At Thanksgiving?
What are you Thankful For?
As we approach Thanksgiving weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on what we are thankful for in our life.
I have learned that an effective tool on my own health journey is to practice gratitude. For those of you that read my blog regularly, you know that I try to build gratitude and appreciation into my daily routine. Research shows that the practice of gratitude and appreciation have a very positive impact on our mental well being.
I can’t think of a better time to think about what we are thankful for than at thanksgiving.
Gratitude Journal – Write It Down
Many of us have heard of or are using Gratitude Journals. The reason for this is that the act of writing down what you are grateful for connects the mind and body (Mind, Body, Spirit).
As we approach Thanksgiving weekend, I am going to ask you to write down what you are thankful for.
It is very simple. All you have to do is finish this sentence:
I am thankful in my life for: ___________________________________________________________
If you haven’t engaged in this practice before and to get you thinking, here are some area’s that you may be thankful for in your life:
- living conditions
- opportunity to experience joy
My Gratitude Journal
I thought I would personally share what I am grateful for off the top of my head:
I am thankful for my amazing wife Barb and our great adult children that I adore.
I am thankful that all of our children are so respectful and truly great, caring, loving people.
I am thankful for the good health of our children
I am thankful for my great parents and the encouraging and supportive and safe environment I was able to grow up in.
I am thankful for the great career opportunities that the Insurance and Health industries have provided.
I am thankful for my many setbacks along my life journey as they have helped me learn and be better as a person
I am thankful that I am able to help people with their health issues
I am thankful that I have been able to serve on amazing volunteer boards.
I am thankful for great friends that I can share anything with.
I am thankful for my current health.
Based on my past history of near-death experience, I am grateful that I am here and alive today to enjoy life.
I am thankful for the ability to experience “really living” in so many ways.
I am thankful that my level of fitness allows me to experience so many amazing places and experiences in the world
I am thankful to see the sunrise every morning.
I am thankful that we have been able to provide a good home environment for our kids to grow up in.
I am thankful for the great 18 years we were able to enjoy our dog, Wilson.
I am thankful for the ability to experience nature at its fullest daily.
I am thankful to be able to help people lead healthier, happier lives
I am thankful that I can serve people through my passion for Health
And Most importantly, I am thankful for this great, amazing thing we know as “Life”
What are you thankful for as we approach Thanksgiving?
It’s Your Turn Now.
I am thankful for:_________________________________
Wishing you and your family an amazing Thanksgiving Weekend.