We are hosting Thanksgiving this year. I am very much looking forward to it, but as we mentioned before, it can be startlingly scattering to host an event, so much so that you can loose track of why you came together in the first place.
How can you remember to be grateful?
No matter who you are, events are more fun for everyone when you can share the responsibilities. Don’t be a superhero and think that you have to be responsible for every last detail. Try these three simple tasks.
1. Ask for Help.
2. Trust. Trust this person is doing the best of their ability.
3. Say Thank You. Thank You for helping. Thank you for contributing to this shared event.
Expressing Gratitude gets easier every time that you do it. It is recommended as a practice to alleviate anxiety and depression. Try this simple daily practice.
Check in with yourself first thing in the morning, before you even get out of bed.
1. Is there something I am grateful for in the physical world?
I am often grateful that I have strong arms and legs and I stretch them and strengthen my body on a daily basis. I am so grateful to be physically well.
2. Is there something I am grateful for in my mental/emotional life?
I am grateful to be intellectually stimulated at work and at home. I am grateful to be emotionally balanced
3. Is there something I am grateful for in my spiritual life?
I am grateful for teachers who guide me. I am grateful for my sense of intuition. I am grateful for my prayer and meditation practice.
Try this practice in the days leading up to and after your Thanksgiving Celebration. What Are You Grateful For?