The original purpose of Thanksgiving was to give thanks for what we have. Unfortunately, too often in the rush of doing everything we think we must do for the holiday, never mind what we need to do routinely, we forget to do what is most important—reflect on what we have and be thankful.
I think it is important to be thankful for all the little things we have in our lives as well as the big things. It is, after all, the little things that combine to make our life. Often we forget the importance of the little things, and now is a good time for us to remember what they are and how important they are to us.
I think it is also important to reflect on our life as a whole. Overall, I think most of us have good lives. We have more good than bad in our lives. When we focus on the negative instead of the positive, however, the negative can appear to be a much larger part of our lives than it really is. When we focus on scarcity, we don’t see abundance.
Do you see your life as it really is? Are you thankful for the life you have?