As the year recedes into the rear view mirror, the inclination is to look back and evaluate 2016. We tend to view the passing years with a critical eye, only seeing that which negatively impacted ourselves and those around us. And to some, it might feel like this year, more so than any other, was a particularly dreadful one.
My challenge to you, should you choose to accept it is…
What are you thankful for?
Maybe it is your family, whether “biological” or the people you have met in your life who are always there for you. Or a teacher who took the time to explain something to you that helped you to pass a test. Maybe, it’s your favorite barista who makes your drink just right. Or your cat or dog, you get the picture!
Now go out there and tell them!
14,000 Things to be Happy About: The Happy Book by Barbara Ann Kipfer
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power Of Gratitude: 101 Stories About How Being Thankful Can Change Your Life by Amy Newmark and Deborah Norville
Friends Forever: 42 Ways to Celebrate Love, Loyalty, and Togetherness by Anne Rogers Smyth