With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up and all the turmoil we’ve been facing as a country lately I thought I would take some time to give a little thanks!
According to history.com the first Thanksgiving took place in 1621 with the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians. They ate together as a celebration of the first successful corn crop grown by the colonists instructed on how to cultivate the corn via the indians. Gatherings happened for centuries but it wasn’t until 1863 that the day became a federal holiday.
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, but I’m realizing it was for all the wrong reasons. I love this holiday because of all the delicious food and time off from the stresses of life…but I forgot or just didn’t care to really pay attention to the meaning of this holiday. From the research I’ve done this holiday was created as a time for families, friends, and neighbors to gather in thanks for the year and celebrate its successes; not to eat a lot of good food and be happy for a day off. I ask myself and any other readers out there; how did we lose/forget the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
I decided today that I’m going to start remembering the meaning of Thanksgiving and really focus/celebrate the things I’m appreciative and thankful for. I truly believe we all need to focus a little more on the good things in life right now. Here are just a few things I’m going to celebrate and be extra thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday!!!
I’m very thankful for my wonderful husband who pushed me to start my own business and has continued to push me to grow it instead of caving into fears of failure. He has loved me through good times as well as struggles and I can’t wait to see what our life together entails.
I’m grateful for my beautiful daughter that blessed me with the opportunity to be a mother. I never imagined the joy and frustration motherhood could bring and I’m beyond happy with every moment.
Our families that are always ready to help in a moments notice when needed. I’m so grateful they love us and our daughter so much.
My patients that entrust me with their health and that help me to become a better chiropractor just by working with them.
This again is just a few reasons I’m thankful this holiday and I hope this blog has reminded others to refocus on the meaning of Thanksgiving which is celebrating together the things to be thankful for in our lives. I’m wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving full of innumerable reasons to be thankful.