Be Thankful | An Ode to Thanksgiving


We all celebrate Thanksgiving differently. For many of us, the holiday brings family from all over the country back home to gather around the table for an enormous meal. For others, it is time spent with friends, enjoying a similar meal. For some, however, Thanksgiving is just another day on the calendar.


Even though all of these scenarios are unique in their own way, there is one piece that links them all together: being thankful. Whether we know it or not, this holiday makes us stop and think about the things in our lives that make us who we are, even if it’s just for a single moment. We are who we are because of the large and small moments in our lives. Whether they are good or not quite so, we wouldn’t want to change a thing. That is what makes this holiday so special.


Being thankful can come in many different forms. You can show your appreciation for the luxuries in your life by volunteering at a shelter, or donating to a non-profit. You can express the thanks you have for your parents by simply giving them a call just to say you love them. Whether an act is big or small, even as small as just a thought, it will improve your outlook on life and your overall well-being.


So, take this Thanksgiving to the next level and see if you can surprise yourself by showing your thankfulness in some new way you normally wouldn’t. Take time to appreciate the small things in life, as well as the big changes, and have a happy Thanksgiving!