This past week, it was US Thanksgiving. When it’s Thanksgiving, people (generally) have a great time with friends and family, and have a wonderful, satisfying meal together.
And… most people take some time to consider what they are thankful for.
I am thankful for so many things. Including:
- My Family and Friends
- My Health
- My profession, and the ability I have to help people on a day to day basis
- The fact that I was born at the time I was (we live in amazing times, with incredible opportunities)
- The fact that I was born in Canada (it may get cold here, but it is one of the best countries in the world, in my opinion)
And I’m also thankful to you - my blog reader or subscriber – because you’ve chosen to share your journey with ADD/ADHD with me, and you allow me to come onto your computer screen, or into your email inbox to share my thoughts, perspective and advice. I also really appreciate your comments, feedback and participation in the dialogue.
Now – I love Thanksgiving, and I think it is a wonderful yearly ritual.
And I encourage you to practice gratitude more regularly than once a year.
When I say ‘practice gratitude’, I mean that I encourage you to take a few moments, and quiet yourself down. Get comfortable, slow your breathing, and even close your eyes. Think about who and what you are grateful and thankful for. And then feel the feelings of gratitude and love for what you are focusing on. This exercise can take just a moment, and it can be tremendously helpful for you.
When you achieve a state of gratitude (with true feeling and emotion), it changes how you feel, as well as how you interact with the world and others. This can help you in our stressed out, overly busy world – especially if you have ADD/ADHD yourself, or if it’s in your family.
I encourage you to practice gratitude regularly – ideally daily.
What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.