DSC_0249When you’re a gypsy with a job, you never quite know where you’re going to be when a holiday rolls around.

This Thanksgiving we were fortunate to be in the Tampa Bay area where we enjoyed a delicious meal with our dear friend Angela, who let us crash her family’s gathering.  The weather (if you’re up north you may want to stop reading this) was gorgeous at 80 degrees and sunny, and we were able to have Thanksgiving dinner outside!

While this day of giving thanks is historically important, we try to work on cultivating a spirit of gratitude throughout the year as we have so much to be grateful for.  And here’s an easy way to keep it top of mind.

Wherever you are right now, pause for just a moment and think of three things you’re grateful for.

DSC_8064 - CopyRight here, right now.

Three things, that is, that do not include health/family/friends (those are givens!).

Do you have your three things?

Now pick two friends and send them a note asking what their three things are.  We’ve enjoyed doing this for a couple years, and reading someone else’s gratitude list often brings a smile.  The key is it’s a quick snapshot of right now, so it could be the parking spot that just opened up on a rainy day, the butterfly that just flew by the window, chocolate, personal growth opportunities, dark chocolate, guidance, belly laughs, acceptance, freedom to live anywhere…the list goes on and on.

            Reflect each day on all you

                    have to be grateful for and

                    you will receive more to be

                                                                                grateful for.

                                             -Chuck Danes

Cultivate your circle of friends who will help you keep a year-round attitude of gratitude and have fun with it!

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