As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to count our blessings
As the scent of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie lingers in the air, it’s time to gather around with the family and celebrate Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving celebrations have evolved over the years, the one thing that still remains is the feeling of gratitude.
As we continue getting busier in our lives, pausing to celebrate our accomplishments and being thankful for what we have, becomes increasingly difficult. Thanksgiving is that time of the year when we take a moment to celebrate the little things in life. On that note, here’s a list of things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.
7 Things to be Thankful for This Thanksgiving
If you’re blessed to have these, consider yourself lucky!
The Feeling of Security
Many people throughout the world don’t have the luxury of safety this Thanksgiving. If you feel safe while sleeping at night or when interacting with the community, you’re one of the lucky ones.
Without the love and support of family, many of us wouldn’t have been where we are today. Whether you live with the family, or hundreds of miles away, feel grateful for the warmth of love that you enjoy. After all, our families forged us into the person we are today.
Health is the most important asset in our lives and we must recognize its importance and be thankful for the gift. If health suffers, it takes a toll on everything else in life. So, if you woke up this morning with fresh air in your lungs, no pain in your body, and medicines on the shelf, take a moment to be thankful for the gift of good health.
While most of us complain about having to wake up every morning and go to work, deep inside we all know that we’re better off working. Without employment, most of us work struggle to feed ourselves, afford rent, and support our families. So, if you find yourself with a steady job this Thanksgiving, take a moment to be grateful.
A Place to Call Home
If you have a roof over your head to call home this Thanksgiving, be grateful. Many people around the world don’t have a permanent place to call home. So, let thank feeling of insecurity sink in. If you know someone who’s alone this Thanksgiving, invite them over and make them feel included.
For many of us, old friends are more than family. Strong friendships can help us overcome difficult times and shape us into better people. If you have old friends, take some time out and be thankful this week. Better yet, reach out to those friends and let them know how much they mean to you.
Animals can be just as faithful as humans, if not more. And for many of us our pets are our best friends. This Thanksgiving, be thankful for the unconditional love that your furry, slimy, scaly, or feathery friends shower upon you.
What are Your Plans for Thanksgiving This Year?
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reconnect with family and old friends. Take time off to celebrate life and be thankful for everything and everyone around you. While most people like to celebrate this week at home, we’ve got news for thrill-seekers.
If you’re ready to break the norm, celebrate this Thanksgiving at an escape room in Seattle. Invite your closest people and bond over intriguing puzzles as you fight crime and stop evil. If you’ve never played an escape game before, here are nine things to know before getting started.