Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s time for reflections and giving thanks. I have created a nice ritual with my husband. We cook, bake and have great fun together. Our day is filled with joy and gratitude. What is your ritual? Do you give thanks for all the good things and people in your life? We have a tendency to pay attention to what is not working or what is missing from our lives, instead of counting our blessings. There are so many things to be grateful for! We are so blessed to have the opportunity to live in this great country of ours. We enjoy freedom, prosperity and endless opportunities. So many people risk their lives to come to the States.
Where is your attention this Thanksgiving? Are you paying more attention to what is on the table than who sits around the table? Don’t stress yourself around the food. Enjoy your meal with your family; just be mindful of the portions. Make a decision that you won’t deny yourself of all the goodness of the Thanksgiving meal. Do not beat yourself down. Decide you won’t gain weight (if you watch your diet), and celebrate your success.
Workout after dinner or take a nice walk to burn off the calories. On the day after, eat less and then cut back on calories. Substitute lighter versions of the food if possible. Drink only water and plenty of it. Don’t take seconds. Enjoy yourself!!!
Gratitude has multiple effects on our body and mind, as has science proved.
I am grateful for YOU, my reader. Thank you for keeping up with me and for allowing me to share my thoughts with you. My gift to you is: practice gratitude!! If you don’t practice already, start writing a gratitude journal. Your life will change forever. I am telling you this as your friend who traveled down a long path and who fought many challenges along the way (many of them were sad and bitter), but I learned my lesson. One of the tools I used to make a change was practicing gratitude. YOU CAN DO IT TOO!!!
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