Advice for Students

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 10, 2014  |     |   0 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving message written on heart shape blackboard with turkey motif decoration.Gratitude:  the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

At this time of the year,  I like to take stock of my good fortune, success, and all for which I am grateful; to make a focused effort to live each and every day with gratitude and appreciation; and to give back to those who have made my life all the better.

My husband and I typically travel at this time of the year to visit with our respective families.  This year, we are excited to be hosting Thanksgiving Weekend and to have our house filled with family.  It has been a few years since our niece and nephew visited with us in Ottawa, so we plan to take them around and show them the sites and sounds of the Nation’s Capital!

All celebrations for me include fun, food, family and festivities.  The 4 F’s!!  What special plans do you have for Thanksgiving?  Are there particular traditions that encompass your celebration?

A tradition that I particularly enjoy is having each person sitting around your Thanksgiving dinner table acknowledge something or someone for whom he or she is grateful.  Not only is this fun, but it is incredibly powerful and inspirational to have family and friends together to share this experience.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to share 10 things for which I am grateful:

  • good health
  • the unconditional support and love of my husband and family
  • loyal and generous friends
  • colleagues who embrace what I do
  • kind and appreciative clients
  • opportunity
  • choice
  • the ability to lead the life I desire
  • a community that I embrace
  • the ability to share my gifts through volunteering and helping others

I am also grateful to have the platform to share the things and people for whom I am grateful.  I hope you will take the time to share yours during your Thanksgiving celebration this weekend!

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