Be thankful in all situations

Today being Thanksgiving, I felt it would be appropriate to write a blog about being thankful. So here it goes…

Sometimes showing thanks or appreciation gets overlooked. Everyone does it without even realizing it too. Forgetting to say thank you when someone holds the door for you or when someone asks you how you are doing is common. Whether the act was simple or complex, you should always give thanks to those who gave their time and effort to do something for you. Just a simple “Thanks” can mean the world to someone. You never know what that other person is going through and that could help them out a lot.

You should also be thankful even in bad situations. Many times we aren’t thankful for the bad things that happen to us but you have to realize that all situations build you up in some way or another. Say you lose your job. Yeah, you’re going to be mad at first but in the bigger picture, that job probably wasn’t for you or maybe you needed to lose your job to realize that you weren’t giving it your all. Everything happens for a reason. You just have to be thankful that it happened and use it as a learning experience. Find out what you were doing wrong and work to become much better at it so that your future problem is the opposite of “getting fired”. Or use the experience to find out what you are truly passionate about and follow that path.

When you look at the big picture in all situations, you just have to realize that everything happens for a reason, all experiences are learning experiences and you have to move on to create a better you. Never get stuck in the past or caught up with the bad things that happened to you. Treat them just like the good situations; be thankful that they happened, learn, and move on to becoming the best you that you can be. Thanks can be a wonderful thing.

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