This year has been a difficult one. But I don't need to tell you that. You know that, everyone knows that. It couldn't be more obvious. We've seen it. We've heard it. We've definitely lived it.
But for just one moment, a couple of hours, even a day, let's try to forget all the negative, unknown, chaotic, and sometimes scary things that we've encountered this year. Let's put it all aside to make space to remember any of the positive and joyful moments, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem.
This week has been about Thanksgiving- a time to get together and be grateful for the good, as well as the less than ideal lessons learned in our lives. I know it's hard to be filled with gratitude when we can't really gather to celebrate. But why shouldn't we take time to celebrate in spite of it all.
Let's congratulate ourselves and our loved ones for the small victories as well as the major accomplishments. Let's take an extra moment to enjoy whatever brings on a smile in addition to whatever gets us laughing. Let's put on our nice outfits and sit down at the dinner table to enjoy a traditional holiday meal, whether it's with the entire family or just a table for two. And most importantly, let's remember at least one thing for which we can truly be grateful.
I, personally am thankful for the extra time several of my friends and family members had this year that lead to phone calls and virtual meetings where we were able to catch up and hear each other's voices.
What is one thing that you are grateful for?