Today is Canadian Thanksgiving!

There are many differences between Canada and US and this is one of them. I don’t know why the US celebrates it so close to Christmas, I like where Canada has it!

Regardless of the difference on the calendar, there are many similarities. Families come together, eat a meal and spend time together. In the US there’s football on the TV and in Canada you have the choice between hockey or baseball.

As the name of the holiday implies, it is also a time to reflect on the things we are thankful for. When the crop comes in, it is time to celebrate the bounty that was harvested.

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Although many of us no longer harvest our own crops, it is still a good idea to take some time to remind ourselves of all that we are thankful for.

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The more we think of the things we appreciate the more thankful we become and the better our outlook on life becomes.

The complete opposite is true, the more we see the negative elements of life, the harder it is to see what we truly have.

Regardless of what country you live in, I want to encourage you today to spend a few minutes writing down the things you are thankful for.

If you need some help, start close and move out.

  • Can you see, hear, taste or smell? If so, I am sure you are glad you can!
  • Can you pick something up or walk across the room? If so, I know you are thankful you can!
  • Did you have breakfast this morning?
  • Does your faucet dispense clean drinking water?
  • Do you have friends you enjoy spending time with?

It is easy to see that when you start small, your list will keep growing! It can, and hopefully will, go on and on.

Regardless of what day it is, it’s always a good idea to remember the things we are thankful for.

What are you thankful for today?


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