Thanksgiving has come and gone. We are now rapidly approaching the next holiday season although the weight of Thanksgiving may still be resting with some of us. As previously noted, Thanksgiving is often the time of year we recap on the previous months and give thanks for the positive things and people in our lives. Yet, why is it that it becomes so easy to lose focus of these areas of thanks, as the days move further and further from the actual holiday?
I cannot deny that I am guilty of moving forward and losing sight of the numerous things I say “thank you” for on Thanksgiving. Although we have not quite hit the time of New Year’s resolutions, for me, today I am making my own resolution – to give thanks each and every day for the things in my life…big or small, seemingly significant or not. Acknowledging those pieces of my life, I believe, will allow me to appreciate each day to the fullest; for there will come a day, where those pieces will change…will fade away and be lost in the eternal portal of time; only held onto by their memories, those invisible lasting prints left on a heart, mind or soul.
To make this change, I wanted to look back at the five days since my last post. What am I thankful for? I can easily allow thoughts to pass through my mind, giving silent thanks for each. Yet, part of this process, I believe…is not only taking a moment each day to be thankful, but also to verbalize what it is that I am thankful for. I cannot guarantee that verbalizing my thanks will impact anyone or anything, including the people or things for which I am thankful. However, what impact does not saying it have?
So here I am…step one.
November 25th – Friday DAY 1
What am I thankful for? – I am thankful for my co-workers. My smartest co-workers opted to take the day after Thanksgiving off. The rest of us managed to fight through the turkey coma, roll into work at a reasonable time, and suffer through the eight hours together. We laughed, joked, ate more turkey, got a little work done and overall, managed to get through this “day after the holiday” together…with grace, humor and general appreciation for the cohesiveness of us all.