Thanksgiving is hands down my absolute favorite holiday of the year! This is a day that does not revolve around material gifts, does not focus on how much candy you can get in record time, or does not make you feel obligated to buy highly over-priced flowers for your sweetie! Thanksgiving focuses on exactly what the name says, it is the time of year that reminds us all to reflect on what we are thankful for. This special day is just about the gift of love, quality time with family and friends, good food, and hopefully, a lot of laughs and journeys down memory lane!
Thanksgiving can also be a time of year when you are feeling more stressed. Throwing the holiday season into our already extremely busy lives can fog the real meaning of what this season is all about. But, please remember this is a day to be thankful and we all have something to be thankful for!
In nutrition school, one of my teachers did an entire presentation on the healthy benefits of making a list of ‘thanks yous’ every single morning or night, whatever time of the day works best! Take a few moments and jot down what is good about that day, week or year. Research has shown that gratitude is a major contributor to a positive attitude! Half-glass full people live longer healthier lives!
This Thanksgiving, please remember to take the time to remind a loved one how much you care about them or thank them for something they did for you this past year. I promise it will make you both feel good!