Live, love, wear and share. That pretty much sums up our Thanksgiving this year... (cashmere beanie and HFST flow roll sleeve Love shirt shown...)
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - Thankfulness. We're pondering this today on the eve of Thanksgiving, as we're running to the grocery store, liquor store and setting the table for 30. It's a day to give thanks. And yet sometimes this holiday gets blurred by the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. - Henry David Thoreau
Gratitude Is A Verb
Gratitude, by definition, is "the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness." To return kindness. Let that sit with you for a while. Gratitude is reciprocating. It's a verb, as in, you "do gratitude". And anyone can conjure up gratitude. It's accessible to anyone who wants it, and oh yeah, it's free. Cultivating being grateful for what you have, not focusing on what you don't, can be a life changing practice as important as exercise and eating right! Basically, it's life changing...
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving - W. T. Purkiser
There's even science behind it. Research says that creating gratitude and reflecting on what we are grateful for increases our well-being and happiness. Like, improves the quality of your life. Who doesn't need that? We think that's a no-brainer.
Just Say Thank You
What do you have in your life that is good? A lot more than you think. And of course, it's always going to be way easier to see what you don't have, initially. But if you sit in stillness and quiet for just a few moments, and grab a journal or even your keyboard, you 'll be amazed at what you can come up. There's a lot more positive in your life than you think. Start with the easy ones. Like, okay, a roof over my head is good. Check. That just gets the juices flowing.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be Thankful And Have Some Fun
Have Some Fun Today is our mantra. It's more than just four little trite words encouraging you to do shots at the bar with your friends, although that can be great fun, too. But we're talking about embracing the idea of getting some joy out of life, and seeing your life with a new perspective, with the chance of something unexpected around every corner.
HSFT might mean taking a chance and taking the road less travelled 'cause you're looking for the magic in that plain ol' day. When you can start finding FUN in everyday, that will give you something to be grateful for. See how that works?
Lead with your heart. Be grateful. Practice the HSFT mind set and there's no question that what's left of 2017 will give you more to be grateful for.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.-William Arthur Ward