“Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.” Marelisa Fabrega
During the holiday season most families fall into one of two camps. You either want to relax from the busy school week and spend all of your time with your family or you are hitting the ground running to make it to every Black Friday sale to get the best deals before Christmas.
Some may be in the camp looking for that perfect vacation spot in Florida. While others just want to stay local by constantly re-evaluating the true meaning of the holiday season. You maybe the type of person to stick to family tradition and celebrate Thanksgiving at a relatives home, with decades of family traditions and signature dishes. Some people are sometimes stressed during the holiday season, and others experience a sense of loneliness, grief or loss.
However, somewhere in between some of the Thanksgiving craziness, eating left overs, and finally putting up that “exalted,” Christmas tree, it is important to really understand the things that are important in life and to your family.
This is the time of year where being truly thankful should be cherished in all growing families. When you have a moment of self-reflection to really see the present blessings that have arrived on your door step during the year.
3 things my family is thankful for
1. Waking up with all five senses seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting, and smelling:
The ability to have all five senses is something not to be taken for granted. You often forget that this is a blessing since your five senses are something that you use everyday to function in life. This is the time to take five minutes and become grateful for having all five senses.
2. Spending quality time with family
Family togetherness is something that is so priceless. You cannot put a price on have quality family time.
3. Creating new family traditions, experiences and more epic memories to last a lifetime:
Creating new family traditions are important for the children in the family. These family traditions can be passed on to future generations, and the memories that your family will share together is the most epic part of being Thankful after Thanksgiving!
What are you thankful for with your family?