Thanksgiving is around the corner. This is the one day when we sit down with our family to express love and gratitude to each other. All that running around between work and family, doing house chores like cooking or cleaning around the house, juggling between your kids’ practice and grocery shopping, sometimes it can be overwhelming, right? But this doesn’t mean that we have to forget to take some quiet moments to reflect how fortunate and blessed we are.
Counting your blessings on a regular basis is so good for your mental health and well-being. So, why do we have to wait until Thanksgiving? Let’s start thinking about those things now.
I came down to these 3 different areas in my life I am thankful for.
Family / Love
I am one of those people who consider family and love as an important aspect in my life. I am grateful that my parents are still together. Through them, I am able to see their struggles in marriage and this has given me more perspective on the need to show understanding and appreciation to our partner on a consistent basis. My parents also have shown how critical it is to be supportive of one another in a family. Based on their examples, I can apply what I have learned towards my partner and eventually, to my kids.
I have always preached that it is better to be healthy (physical and emotional state) than being rich. I believe that our health is the most expensive currency because once we fall sick, not only we are enduring some pain, it also hurts the people around us. Especially the people who love us because they do not want to see us being in pain. A good friend of mine always tells me whenever I have the blues: “At least you’re in good health.” Only later it occurred to me how important this statement was.
I am very thankful for all the opportunities that I have received along the way in my career. I owe it to people who saw something in me and gave me a chance to prove myself. I have had the opportunity to work in a big fashion magazine, a famous banking institution, an international organization, etc. These are all due to someone believing in me. I am so grateful to them that I have always labeled them “my angels”.
What are you thankful for? Take about 15 minutes to really reflect on what you are thankful for in your life. It is beneficial to be in a state of gratitude because if you find yourself in this mindset continuously, you will always have a feeling of contentment.
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