THANKSGIVING AS A WAY OF LIFE

THANKSGIVING AS A WAY OF LIFE

As Thanksgiving Day fast approaches, a lot of people within and outside of Wake Forest and Raleigh, NC are looking forward to celebrating it with the people that they love. This is a day that is set aside for families, lovers, and friends to share a meal with each other and spend valuable time together. The concept built around gratitude and togetherness on Thanksgiving Day makes it worthwhile.

The truth, however, is that Thanksgiving Day will pass but we can do better than just showing love and appreciation only on Thanksgiving Day. In fact, we have all the reason we need to make the thanksgiving spirit more regular and more intentional all round the year. Here are great ways that you can use to make thanksgiving your way of life –

Develop an appreciative attitude

Gratitude simply entails being appreciative of the good things in your life. It is an everyday habit and not something you do only on Thanksgiving Day. Begin to show appreciation for the love and beauty that exists in your life. The good things can be simple things such as a beautiful sunset or the great friends that you have. Having an attitude of gratitude is simply a tapping into your happiness. You will begin to see the right things instead of the wrong things. Appreciate even little gifts, smiles from a little child, kindness from a total stranger, the seasons, and so on. Consciously make a commitment to have an appreciative attitude for as long as you live.

Be grateful of others

On daily basis, the person that you are is the effect of the contributions people make in your life, no matter who they are. From what you eat and wear to what you drive, the sweat of a lot of strangers brought them into existence. Despite the fact that you can never get to know these strangers in person, you can simply be more appreciative of the people that you encounter every day. Be genuine when you tell them words like “thank you.” Whenever you can, consciously try to know those people who affect your life in one way or the other better. Keep in mind that there are lots of things to show appreciation for in life and people are one of those things.

Life should be celebrated every day

Once Thanksgiving Day passes, the party will come to an end but you do not necessarily have to wait for another Thanksgiving Day for life to be celebrated. It is your choice to have a party that never ends. Find ways and reasons to celebrate life each day even if it means doing so with just a glass of water. Lead a healthy lifestyle in general. Remember that you are what you eat, so, celebrate life with good food. Make exercising more fun and get adequate rest and sleep. This will help to keep your mind fresh every day.

Savor the gifts of nature

Nature can be likened to a very large dining table and all you have to do is just enjoy yourself. Take walks every day, visit the seashore if you can, and bask in the sun whenever possible. Even if you dwell know the city characterized by gigantic buildings, find a natural space and make it your own. Consciously view the sun as it sets, study the clouds, and observe the trees. Learn to appreciate the gifts of nature and the more the love that will find its way into your life. You can also appreciate nature by exploring a variety of foods and various flavors.

Be generous

Nature has blessed you a lot even if you do not realize it. From material wealth and knowledge to innate love and talents, you have so much to share with the people in your life on a daily basis. Why not start now? No matter where you live, whether in Wake Forest, Raleigh, or in a different region, help other people, be among friends, show support for a cause. By showing that you are carefree and good-natured, you could become a source of inspiration to others.

Show real appreciation for the people that you love

As you show love and appreciation for the people that you love on Thanksgiving Day, you can also continue such attitude all year round. We never really value the people in our lives until they leave and then we begin to regret that we didn’t get to tell them how much we valued them. So, demonstrate to the people that you love how much you truly value them and make this an everyday habit. Simple acts of appreciation when combined with quality time can mean a lot. You should realize that little things have the potential to make a huge difference.

Add value to other people’s lives

We all share some form of connection even with total strangers. No matter what people mean to you, find ways to add value to their lives by making positive contributions to any situation. When you show random people kindness, it brings a lot of joy to your life. You can do simple things like helping a mother with her kids on the bus or even starting a simple conversation with a stranger while waiting at a lobby. A simple “hello” doesn’t hurt and will show that you have a genuine interest in then. You can also find ways to get your friends to be together on special days.

I hope this information helps you understand more about how to recreate the exciting feeling that comes with a love affair between your partner and yourself in Raleigh. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call at (703)-347- 3200 for your free of charge 15 min consultation and or to schedule an appointment in my Wake Forest office or online.


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ABOUT AUTHOR

Irina Baechle,LCSW is a founder, owner, and a licensed therapist at IrinaBaechleCounselingLLC. She specializes in helping distant couples and anxious singles build truly connected and meaningful relationships. She currently offers online and in-home counseling services to residents of Virginia and North Carolina (and most countries abroad). Click here to schedule your free 15 min consultation. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Youtube for useful tips and resources.

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