On a day like Thanksgiving, I find it pretty easy to be thankful for all of the wonderful blessings in my life. Being surrounded by family and friends, sitting at a table full of delicious food and hearing what everyone is thankful for makes me truly happy and reminds me that I have been blessed with a great life. Plus, I have been reminded for the past two week by commercials, signs and social media content that this is the time of year to show gratitude. But, it’s the other days of the year, the normal days, the mundane days, the routine days, the bad days, that require way more effort to be grateful.
To say that 2016 was a rough year for me personally would be an understatement. Certain situations and circumstances made me really reflect and even drastically change a lot of things about my life. Most days, it was really hard to think of something that I was grateful for. However, even on the worst day, there was always multiple aspects of my life that I was truly blessed to have. I found that turning to gratitude made the hard things not so bad.
It really is incredible what just listing three things I am grateful for on a daily basis does to my day. By finding the good in the bad, it makes me see more of the good. So today, here is the good. I am so incredibly grateful for my family, my friends, my cat, opportunities, my wonderful past and present brides, good food and all of the beauties of nature.
Happy Thanksgiving lovelies!