Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, but you might be having a hard time figuring out what to be thankful for. Here are some good reasons to be grateful this year on Thanksgiving.
1. Family and Friends Are Together
This is a wonderful reason to be thankful on Thanksgiving! You are able to spend more time with your loved ones on this joyous occasion. Take a few minutes to be appreciative of the fact that your relatives and friends are able to get together and have a holiday meal and share your thanks with everyone at the table. Regardless of how many people you spend Thanksgiving with, it is a lovely blessing to have these people in your life.
2. Food and Blessings
You should also take a minute to be thankful for all the blessings you have, such as the food that is being served at the holiday meal. Whether you brought a dish yourself, cooked the entire meal, or arrived at a relative’s house for Thanksgiving, having food and nourishment on Thanksgiving is another blessing to be thankful for. Not everyone has a meal on Thanksgiving, so definitely appreciate the fact that you do.
3. Your Health
Also be thankful for your health and the health of your loved ones for Thanksgiving. This is a good time to think about the health of others, and send blessings to relatives or friends who might be suffering from an illness or serious disease.
4. Your Job or Career
There is nothing wrong with thinking of things you are thankful that are a little more personal to your own situation. When talking about what you are thankful for, by all means mention that you are thankful for your career or that you have a job. This is another thing not everyone has, and no matter what type of job you have, it is good to have a way to earn a living and be able to support yourself and your family.
5. Other Personal Things
Try to think of other personal blessings in your life that have brought joy or humor to your days. This might be the birth of your child, a new vehicle that helps get you to work or drive the kids to school, or being able to take a vacation this year thanks to a bonus you received at work. Personal achievements are another thing to be thankful for.