Let’s just take a moment to acknowledge together that this year has been hard.
Our plans have had to be changed, adjusted or cancelled over and over again. Just when we think we’ve found a routine to settle into, yet another unknown or unexpected factor gets tossed into the mix that is now changing that up for us.
When things are hectic or stressful (ahem… #2020 #COVID19), finding the silver lining can be challenging.
But, alas, it’s Thanksgiving week so if there was ever a time to find a silver lining, this is the time. Some of you may be spending time with your families. Some of you may be staying home. Some of you may choose to travel. Some of you may be in quarantine. Some of you may be grieving. I get it – this year is heavy and no matter what this Thanksgiving is not going to be typical for most of us.
In the midst of it all, we can be grateful. Now, don’t worry, I’m not going to be another person telling you to start a journal or make a list of a 1,000 things you are grateful for. Those are great ideas and if that’s what you want to do, go for it.
In today’s post, I’m going to keep it super simple. I just want you to take a look around your environment and muster up some gratitude for the random and everyday things and experiences all around you.
Just for today, find one random thing in your environment to be grateful for. This is a low-stakes activity that can be a great way to jumpstart your pursuit of gratitude. Keep reading, and I’ll show you just what I mean.
What to Look For