Thanksgiving is this Thursday. A time for relaxing, eating, watching football, being with loved ones, and most importantly being thankful for what we have.
Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival, and to this day the centerpiece of Thanksgiving celebrations remains Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner traditionally consists of foods and dishes indigenous to America such as turkey, potatoes, stuffing, squash, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving is regarded as being the beginning of the fall-winter holiday season, along with Christmas and the New Year.
The “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days and was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings,” as days of prayer thanking God for their blessings.
With this in mind, while you’re celebrating Thanksgiving at home or out with your immediate family. Be sure to take a moment and acknowledge all the people and things you have in both your business and life that you can be thankful for. Most importantly, be sure to reach out to those people and let them know how important they are to you.
This is a year that some of us cannot actually thank certain people face to face because of the restrictions. However, that does not mean we cannot reach out anyway. There is nothing better in this world than having one say “Thank You” for just being you.
Take a moment to also think about the following. Is it true that we can sometimes lose focus on all these gifts we have in our life? Can we sometimes lose sight of all that blesses us on a daily basis? Is it possible that the things others actually dream of, we have and can, unfortunately, take for granted?
Do we choose to focus on and leverage what we have at our disposal to grow ourselves and our business? Do we take the time to slow down and actually thank those that impact our lives and business? There are blessings all around us every day. Unfortunately, in business and life, especially in a year like we’ve experienced we can simply forget to slow down and be grateful for all we have.
This year of 2020 has been filled with many distractions. Let’s take the time to focus on what we have and are thankful for. Start today and focus on all your blessings in life and you’ll be surprised how everything else just happens to work out.
In conclusion, make sure you take the time to reach out to those most important to you and let them know how thankful you are for them.