Take a look around you, take a deep breath. And be grateful for all the things around you. The things that suck, the things that are incredible. During this weekend, be appreciative of all the things that have sculpted you into who you are. The bad, has made you strong, the good has made you, you. However, it shouldn’t always be that we are thankful on Thanksgiving but all year long.
We often don’t appreciate the small things, we get caught up in our anger sometimes and really start to hate others or our own lives. And that’s when, the thoughts of depreciation come in. It’s really hard to appreciate your own life when things are going downhill, it’s difficult, but perhaps this weekend write down whatever it is that you’re thankful for. For me, there’s obvious things that I’m thankful for like family, friends, and so much more. But also focus on things that you might not necessarily be thankful for. I’m thankful that I was bullied, because I don’t think that if I didn’t go through this emotional pain, I wouldn’t have been so willing to help others through their tough times. Things that you don’t necessarily consider as good, can be good. It’s all about the perspective. And I know that sounds bad, it really does, I mean my grandfather just died recently, and I tried to find anything that would compensate, but there’s nothing. I can’t seem to find one good thing, but then I realized that he was in so much pain. He had cancer for 7 years, and he wouldn’t ever be the same person he was before, so maybe letting go was something that was good for him.
So whatever has happened through your life, try to look at it in a different perspective. Things have happened, and we need to look onward but of course also consider our past.
Be thankful where ever you are, because sure there are people who have it better than you, but there are people who are going through the same things that you are, or even have it worse than you. Make sure to be thankful in any situation <3
Have a happy Thanksgiving!