Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away. While many people are going crazy preparing for their big Thanksgiving dinner celebration, others are making travel arrangements and even starting their Black Friday shopping lists. Its a whirlwind time of year, but nevertheless, we should all take a moment to sit down and contemplate all that we have to be thankful for and what we should do about it.
Where to begin–the basics. Let’s face it, life isn’t perfect, but there are many simple things that we take for granted.
Be thankful for your home. It doesn’t have to be fancy–and you might even think its a dump–but is it a warm roof over your head? If so, you are among the lucky ones. Think about those who don’t have a place to call their own, or worse yet, no one to share it with.
Be thankful for the gift of time. We may always be in a hurry and there never seems to be enough hours in a day, but time is a gift that we should not take for granted. Make the most of every day. We often say, “I should have done this” or “I could have done that” but now it’s too late. Seize the day!
Be thankful for your family. Even is you fight all the time and they embarrass you in public, they are still your family. When push comes to shove, you are not alone. If you know someone that is alone this holiday season, invite them to spend time with you and let them know that someone is there for them if they need it.
Be thankful for your job. No one really loves their job, but if you have one, hold on to it dearly and do your very best every day. Reason being, you’d be pretty upset if you suddenly lost that crummy job and had nothing at all. For every friend or loved one that is out of work, help them network. Endorse them on LinkedIn or recommend them if you know of a position that suits their skills.
These are four aspects of our lives that we usually have issues with, but where would we be without them? This year, try to find thanks in things that you tend to overlook. Most importantly, we want to share that the best way to give thanks is to pay it forward.
Costume Discounters would like to wish your and your loved ones a very thankful and Happy Thanksgiving.