Thanksgiving is right around the corner! It’s that time of year where we appreciate everything we’re thankful for. Although, if you ask me, shouldn’t that be everyday?

I enjoy Thanksgiving, and this is not a post where I hark on people for only being thankful one season a year. I’m glad we have Thanksgiving to remind us to be thankful even when times get tough. Because, sometimes it’s hard to be thankful. Especially when you get one of those days where everything just goes wrong. People remind you to be thankful, but you’re in a sour mood and don’t want to be. You just want the day to be over. As relatable as that is. I want to challenge everyone to be thankful even when you want to be bitter. Because, at the end of the day, we can always find at least three things to be thankful for.

I want to propose an exercise I heard about over the radio. At the end of each day, you write down three things you’re thankful for. Could be your job, kids, the nice weather. Just three things. You could keep them in a notebook and then when you get to the days where everything goes wrong, you have a Little Book of Thanks to help you remember all blessings you’ve been given.

What’s more, is that I dare you to be specific with your thankfulness. On the bad days, take a look at what’s bothering you and find a new perspective. Like this:

“I’m thankful for the drafty windows because that means I have a roof over my head.”
“I’m thankful for the sleepless nights with my newborn because that means I’m a parent.”
“I’m thankful for my pestering brother who’s there for me when I’m down.”
“I’m thankful for the bills because that means I have a car, insurance, and housing.”
“I’m thankful for my mistakes because they’re what helps me grow.”

So, this Thanksgiving season, I dare you to focus on what you’re thankful for. Start that little Book of Thanks and keep it going after the season’s done. I think you’ll find it as a great way to brighten your darkest days and bring a new perspective on life.

Published by Nikki

I am an aspiring author with one novel written and ready for representation and many in the works.

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