Don’t ask me why I chose that photo.
Anyway…Happy Thanksgiving! How do you stay thankful even when life doesn’t look how you want it to? Read on…
SET THE INTENTION. Let’s be real. It’s much easier to complain than to be thankful. So you’re gonna have to intend to be a more thankful person if you want it to happen. Why? Being thankful all the time is counterintuitive. We’re accustomed to seeing what we don’t like and getting mad about it. But staying thankful in the face of what appears to be a hot mess…that takes desire, dedication, and practice.
CLOSE YOUR EYES. Your life stinks because you’re looking at it too hard. So close those eyes and create a new picture. Meditate. Lock yourself in a room and don’t come out until you’ve found a reason to smile. Do whatever it takes to escape the mental train of pain.
DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOU. Seriously. Go do it. Now. Even if it’s just paying a stranger an honest compliment. Watch them light up. Giving is receiving.
REMINISCE ON A LOW POINT IN YOUR PAST
We all have them. Think about something terrible that you grew from, and understand the value of rough time. They are the seeds of a brighter future.
If all else fails!
Dave Chapelle, The Office, Issa Rae…choose your pleasure!
❤️HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND STAY GRATEFUL ❤️