“Every moment you get is a gift. Why waste it by dwelling on things that make you unhappy. Spend it doing the things you love and be with the people you enjoy.”
Have you always had the best Thanksgiving days? I was thinking about some of my past Thanksgivings and I realized I didn’t do Thanksgiving “the right way”. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the day and feel grateful for all my family and friends. But, there were so many years I was kind of going through the motions or distracted by all the thoughts running through my mind. I definitely didn’t experience and enjoy the true depth of each moment.
Have you ever noticed all the thoughts, specifically on Thanksgiving day, that can run through your mind and take your attention away from just enjoying and experiencing the moment in front of you?
“Why does she always say rude things?”
“I am really hungry.”
“Why do I always end up doing all the work?”
“I wonder if I can sneak away and watch football.”
“I hope he doesn’t say anything crazy.”
… or any of the other countless thoughts that may run through our mind. [Read more...]