A Cup of Gratitude

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Giving daily thanks has been a game changer for me. It helps me see the beauty in everyday life. I focus on what I have and not what I do not have. This has helped me be happier, and more present. When we're are not present, we tend to focus on the things we want, the things we believe will make us happy. We have so much to be thankful for, that when we don't look at the good, we can never change the bad.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I think its because of all the good food, time for family and friends and a time a joy. Focusing on the good and the blessings you have in life will help you see the world differently. You will be happier and you will learn to be present. The worries tend to fade away with practice. 

Take some time to think about what you're thankful for and make it a habit to give thanks for at least three things every single day. You will see how your life will improve. 

So, I want to share with you what I'm thankful for:

1. A loving husband. 

2. My two beautiful daughters. 

3. My parents, siblings and amazing friends.

4. Getting the opportunity to live in Virginia and meet some of the most amazing people. 

I recently learned about the Gratitude Jar. The purpose of the jar is to give thanks as a family everyday after dinner or at a time when you're all together and then read them on Thanksgiving. 

Giving thanks is a beautiful way of focusing on all the good that happens to us everyday. Even when things are at the darkest learning to give thanks for our blessings helps us to release stress, anger, sadness, depressions, which ages us in an unhealthy way. 

You can either find a pretty jar and use that as your Thanksgiving Jar or find a mason jar and decorate it as you see fit. 

Another tip is make this a family tradition. You can do this every November or you can do this every month. Giving thanks is a great way to live in the present and enjoy life to the fullest. 

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Find a jar or decorate a jar and decorate it. Then every night write down what you're thankful for on a piece of paper and read them out loud on Thanksgiving or at the end of month. 

Now it's your turn, what are you thankful for?