The holidays are a time to spend quality time with family and friends, extend a helping and loving hand to a stranger or someone in need, to create new memories, share stories, laugh, and engage in traditions, while creating new ones.
It’s a time to come together with those you love setting aside the everyday routine of work and responsibilities which also means putting down the electronics.
All year long we are glued to our phones, laptops, tablets, TV, game stations, etc.… Making time for family during the holidays is the best thing we can do to connect with our inner child, make the most of every moment we are blessed to have with those we love, and spreading kindness to those who don’t have the same opportunity as we have.
This holiday season I challenge you to do the following:
- Put down the electronics
- Stay off social media
- Play games
- Create a new tradition
And when you sit down at the dinner table, say grace before digging in. When you’re done, go around the table and share 3 things you are most grateful for. Three is easy since there is always so much to be thankful for, but start with three. Shoot for 5 if you can… I dare you!
“Be thankful for what you do have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
Remember that it is in giving thanks and counting your blessings that you realize how blessed you truly are making everything else seem so little.
Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
Love, peace, and light,