To Be Thankful.

To be thankful is to express gratitude and relief. But it feels so much more than that to me. Not just today, on Thanksgiving, but every day there is something to be thankful for. Thanksgiving allows us to reflect on all we are thankful for in our lives; our health, family, love, friends, jobs, education, etc. But what about the other 364 days of the year?

I have being working so hard in the recent months on truly being in the moment; soaking up everything around me, and finding something to be thankful for each and every day. This has brought me closer to my faith, it has made me appreciate the little things so much more, to have compassion and understanding in difficult situations, and to never take this life for granted.

There is always something to complain about, isn’t there? You’re late for work, car won’t start, you spill coffee on your brand new white shirt, you miss the bus, etc, etc, etc. One thing happens and suddenly…the day is ruined.

WRONG. It’s a bad moment. It’s not a bad day. It’s not a bad life. You feel your heart beating? You are ALIVE, you have PURPOSE, you have an opportunity to turn a bad moment, into a great day.

I encourage you to find ONE THING, just one thing each and every day that you are truly thankful for, one good thing that happened that you can take away knowing the day wasn’t so bad after all.

It’s all about perspective. Is your glass always half empty? Maybe it’s time to look at things a little differently.

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Your life won’t just suddenly change and everything is rainbows and butterflies…you have to work at it, you have to be thankful for all that you DO HAVE, rather than focus and dwell on the things you do not. Again…focus on what you DO HAVE; clothes on your back, a roof over your head, food in your belly, an education, a family, a spouse, fur babies, kids, a working car, a job that pays the bills, friends…the list is endless. If you focus on what you don’t have, you will only end up disappointed. When in reality, your blessings lie right in front of you, you just have to open your eyes.

Today is a beautiful day to spend in a state of gratitude. But what about tomorrow? What will you be grateful for tomorrow?

Until Next Time On Kelsey’s Chronicles.

Happy Thanksgiving Friends.

 

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