Thanksgiving is for turkeys

Alright…before you peg me as some ungrateful fool, I just want to clarify the title of this post, on this day of celebrating thanks in the US.

First off, I love turkeys!  They’re entertaining when they gobble and taste great!!

But in all seriousness, Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday (and I’ve found myself telling a bunch of people this story already, as I’ve felt obligated).  I like it so much for a very simple reason…the basic meaning behind it – be thankful for what you have. And when you really do think about all there is to be thankful for, it’s overwhelming, no matter if you’re in a good place or striving for more.

What a tingling message on this special day.  What a great way to feel good about life, the people in your life, the places, experiences and things that give (and have given) you happiness and inspire you to have more to share.

The only question I have is…

Why Do We Only Do This Once a Year?

Why not wake up and go to bed and give thanks for the beautiful things that enrich your life, each and every day?  There’s no rule saying you can’t….in fact, many very successful (and by “successful” I mean people who are happy, fulfilled and satisfied by life) make a habit, a ritual, a practice of visualizing all of the things they’re grateful for on a daily basis.  I encourage you to give it a try; if nothing else it will brighten your day.

Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For:

  1. My wonderful, beautiful, funny and awesome wife, Monica!
  2. My small (but incredible) circle of close friends
  3. My mentors and teachers
  4. My family – Zayas’, Faia’s, Patryn’s, Scaffide’s and the rest
  5. My country
  6. Rock music
  7. Good health
  8. Laughs
  9. The ability to hold a memory close
  10. Turkeys  😛

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