Today, take a minute to reflect on your life, to think about the things you’re thankful for, to appreciate the privileges you have that others may not.
Think about your family, your friends, the people who care about you. Give them a great big hug and tell them you love them, because you never know if this might be the last day, the last moment, you have with them. Let them know how much you care for them. The greatest feeling in the world is the feeling of being loved by someone else.
It’s tougher than ever to be positive on Thanksgiving this year. Terrible things are happening in the world; police brutality in the US, mass murder in Mexico, the rise of another radical extremist group in the Middle East, and countless other horrors. It’s easy to be so overwhelmed by all of the hate in the world, that it clouds your vision and prevents you from seeing the good in it. You don’t have to look too far to see the blessings in your life, but it sure is easy to forget they exist, even when they’re right under your nose.
So please, take this day to reflect on the good things in your life; be a beacon of love for your loved ones, let them know you care. In a world of hate and despair, be a ray of hope and comfort, not just for your family and friends, but for your community as well.
Be happy today. Live life with a smile.