Be Thankful Everyday

19:45

Tommorow is the Canadian date for Thanksgiving and I am going to start off by saying I am personally not a massive fan of this holiday for three reasons.
Reason number one...Canada had no Pilgrims or connection to the creation of this very American holiday so I am pretty blase about it.
Reason number two...I am a Polak raised in a pretty Polish household where Thanksgiving wasn't a big deal to begin with.
Last but not least my third reason...because I believe in being thankful everyday, not just one day out of the year and stating it on Facebook, Instagram and all other forms of social media as if you are different from everyone else doing it. Now I know how I sound but the fact of the matter is that how many times in a day so you hear someone say they are thankful for something?
It is even hard to get a "thank you" out of a customer these days, even if you bent over backwards for them.
The world we live in is in desperate need of a reality check, especially if you are not living in a third world country or in a terrible living situation. We have so much to be thankful for yet we pass through life usually naming the things that we want or don't have (usually followed by stating who does have those things but does not deserve it) instead of sitting back and being thankful and proud of what we do have. What we can strive for. What we can make happen.
Instead we make life harder for ourselves by continually telling ourselves that it is not enough.
All that we have is not enough.
We are not enough.
They are not enough.
Nothing is good enough in the end.
Imagine how the world would be, could be, if people who do the opposite of this and truly think about what they do have and be grateful for it. How about starting off by being thankful that you are alive to begin with? That you have a new day ahead of you full of possibilities? If you come from a family with no financial struggle, start by being thankful that they can provide for you instead of complaining how they have no bought you the newest gadgets on the shelves today. Being thankful even for the little things that we take for granted could make a change. Being thankful for the food we have, the clean water, the chance at an education (yes student loans do cripple you financially and are a nightmare to get rid of but you have that option if you do not have the money yourself). You could even start just thanking people in general. Thanking the cashier for their help or shop attendant, trust me sometimes it really helps when someone acknowledges that you are not a robot with no feelings. Thank the bus driver, or that person who held the door for you.
Thankfulness in whatever form is a very positive and uplifting thing.
It can change someone's day and mood instantly.
It can even change your own mood.

As much as Thanksgiving is a lovely thought, being thankful one day out of the year does not make up for all the rest. I would prefer everyday being Thanksgiving because everyday there is something to be thankful for.
Even if it is being thankful for the weather being nice and not pouring or your bus being on time.

Do I have something I am thankful for on Thanksgiving?

Well yes, but I am thankful for it everyday. I am thankful for my wonderful mother and amazing friends who have stuck by me and been there for me. Never turning their back on me or judging me because they knew who I was and knew I would get back on my feet. I am thankful for my puppy Bilbo who is just a shinning light and lastly I am thankful for the inner strength I have. Finding that in me has opened some life altering doors that I would have not found otherwise.


Happy Thanksgiving to all and remember to make everyday something to be thankful for.

xoxo Nicola

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4 comments

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I nominated you for the Liebster Award :-) Go check it out here:

    http://www.pretty-random-things.com/2013/10/the-liebster-award.html

    Have a lovely week!

    Liesl

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    1. Hello Liesl!
      Thank you very much for the nomination and sorry for my extremely late reply! It has been a hectic time lately!

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  2. I'm all about the sentiment that you don't need a holiday to act a certain way. I have a very similar mentality to Christmas as you do with Thanksgiving -- why do we need a special day to give to others and be generous? That should be something that we as humans strive to accomplish every day.

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    1. Everyday should be a day we give back to others and treat others with respect and love. :) I totally agree with you though for my Christmas is not about gifts and giving it is about celebrating family though again...this should be something celebrated everyday no matter how small your family may be :)

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