Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying precious time and delicious food with your loved ones. Whether it be in our career, personal life, or fitness journey, so much of our year is spent working towards goals we want for our future. Too often we are always looking for more; more money, more friends, more house, more cars, more willpower, more time to workout. One of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving is it’s a reminder to find gratitude for what we already have. Last year I shared these same three ways to find thanks. I know how easy it is to forget about finding gratitude. So, I wanted to share them again!
Find thanks for the life you have now. It may not be perfect, but I’m sure it’s filled with lots to be grateful for. In my adult life I’ve realized that growing up isn’t going to always look the way my 14 year-old self had imagined. So much of our life-path is out of our control. What is in our control is the way we feel. I may not have reached life milestones on a timeline my teenage self expected, but I think she is smiling because my life feels exactly the way she would have wanted it to. I choose to see the good, find gratitude, and truly believe everything happens for a reason.
1. Make a list.
Write down all the things you’re thankful for. They can be anything! Having a warm place to sleep, food to eat, feeling your heart beating, having that one friend who is always there when you need her/him. Start small and the rest will pour out. Seeing all of your blessings helps you find perspective and realize how much you already have.
2. Give a compliment.
Light up another person’s day with a small act of kindness. When you see the smile on his/her face you’ll realize how truly powerful you are at spreading optimism. Every one of you is vital in creating a positive world for all of us to feel affirmation, acceptance, love, and kindness. Feeling shy? Share a smile! Challenge: Smile or compliment a complete stranger!
3. Write a love note.. to yourself!
Pretend as if you were your best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, sibling, mom, or dad. Write down all the reasons you love being you in a letter to yourself. I know, it sounds weird. Just trust me! We must adore ourselves first and foremost. Having a love affair with yourself can be one of the most exhilarating experiences.
Today, I also want to share how thankful I am for YOU! You keep Life in Spandex living and breathing. Thank you so much for making it possible for me to do what I really love! Sharing my passion for health and fitness while also helping women find self-love, health, and balance has been a long-time dream of mine. About a two years ago I decided to take a big risk and go after it! Thank you for reading, participating, sharing, and supporting me in my own journey.
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Health and happiness,