We’re not American, but if you read any American media it’s hard to escape the anticipation around Thanksgiving. Since we’re living in Europe, I forgot a bit about Canadian Thanksgiving (celebrated in October) – so I feel like I’m getting a second shot at feeling the Thanksgiving spirit.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving I’m sharing a couple of articles on gratitude that I’ve enjoyed lately.
It is such a cliché but, being a new mom, I have so much to be grateful for yet (predictably) forget about how lucky I am when I’m wiping food off the floor or feeling super sleep deprived. Sometimes when I’m lying in bed night – feeling like I haven’t been my best self that day – I tell myself to think about 3 things I’m grateful for (I learned that from Oprah). It always ends up being a much longer list and reminds me of all the little happy moments in my day – but, most importantly, I usually sleep better and it motivates me to be better and more present the next day.
I often forget to do this, but it looks like research shows I’d be a much healthier and successful person if I kept on doing it.
Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating!