It is that time of year again! The holiday season can be a stressful time of family gatherings, cold weather, shopping, and hectic travel schedules. All too often during the holidays, we become so preoccupied and overwhelmed with buying gifts and attending parties that we forget to stop and remember to be thankful for the abundant blessings in our lives.
When we choose to live and act from a state of gratitude, we are able to recognize and appreciate the endless blessings in our lives, and we are filled with a sense of peace and thankfulness for all we have. Our lives suddenly become richer, fuller, and happier because we are operating from a grateful mindset. I would like to challenge you during this holiday season (and all throughout the new year), rather than focusing on what you believe is missing from your life, try instead to embrace a perspective of gratitude.
Simply say, “Thank you.”
You may be surprised to find how much happier, calmer, and more fulfilling your holidays – and ALL of your days – become.
Happy Thanksgiving from SIDECAR!