Is there another question that puts life into perspective like this one?
This week, we are given a day to reflect on, be grateful for, and give thanks for all that we have (people, places, opportunities, health, and bounty of all kinds).
As I will reference in many places ‘this time of year,’ for me there are two important things about this holiday of gratitude.
First, you should make it a daily ritual of being thankful and a personal attitude of appreciation. I strongly encourage you find a way to work it into your daily routine. Little things like focusing on the positive, celebrating your successes, but also expressing how grateful you are whenever possible. Of course, just using those two little words that have more power of expression than any other…
And I want to thank you for being here, for being on this team, for committing to personal excellence, and for doing all you do for your patients.
Last week, we celebrated and gave thanks for the Daytime Family, for what you chose to do everyday, and all that you make possible.
This week, we do the same for your life as a whole, for your loved ones, for your family, and for this beautiful thing you get to create every day – your life.
Celebrate it, give thanks for it, appreciate it, and show gratitude for everything and everyone in it.
The second point I want to make is: do not take any day and any chance to be with your family for granted, remember it’s the significance of life that really matters most.
In your life, you’ll only get so many Thanksgivings. While it is just a day on the calendar (and it shouldn’t take a ‘holiday’ to bring about the activity of giving thanks), at the same time let’s not waste this special day or let it pass with the ho-hum of the usual and the stress of life in general.
So, take time out to celebrate. Take time to enjoy. Take time to reflect and really think deeply about all that you have.
It would be wonderful if you could each share some of your family plans, traditions, or just talk about some of the meaningful people you are thankful for in your life.
At the very least, use Thanksgiving to reset some priorities and keep life in perspective. There may not be anything more important than learning how to keep the main thing the main thing all year long.
Enjoy this week and celebrate all the thanks you have to give.
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.