How to Be Thankful, in 5 Easy Steps

Step 1: Before trying to give thanks, forgive <fill in the blank> for whatever they’ve done/not done and/or whatever you think they’ve done/not done. It actually doesn’t make a difference which one it is. Just forgive them. That doesn’t mean whatever they’ve done/not done was ok. But not forgiving them is toxic. 

Step 2: Go outside. It doesn’t matter if it’s raining/snowing/sunny/whatever. Go outside and look up at the sky and for just one moment, truly get how insignificant each and every one of us are. We’re like little bugs crawling all over this planet. Keep it all in perspective. I mean ALL of it.

Step 3: Look in the mirror. Really look. See that person staring back at you? You’re stuck with them for the rest of your life. Smile at the person in the mirror. Be nice to them. Now remember how you are the author of your own life. You get to decide how it all turns out. Even if you’re just a bug on the planet.

Step 4: Take an 8 oz glass and put 4 oz of water in it. Look at the glass. It is half full. Remember that it is half full. Drink the water. It’s much easier to be thankful when you’re hydrated.

Step 5: Be thankful. Just do it. Be thankful. It’s not really difficult. It’s a choice. Like forgiving. Like consciously being humble or remembering to love yourself or staying hydrated and optimistic. Be thankful.

Personally, I’m thankful for my family, friends, clients, and colleagues; so grateful that I have such amazing people in my life. Now, tell me something that you’re thankful for.

Sending happy Thanksgiving thoughts your way, my lovelies!

Peace out. heart-3

Linda 

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6 responses to “How to Be Thankful, in 5 Easy Steps

  1. im thankful for an abundance of available water. AND I’m thankful for the possibility of your representing my ms. JACK IN THE BOX or THE WALKING VAGINA, the ms.which you were sent by my other agent, Diana Flegal.
    Gay Balliet

  2. I’m thankful that I took a risk and attended the writing and yoga retreat!

  3. I’m thankful for this post . . . for the reminder to forgive. Thanks for that ( ;

  4. I raise my water glass to you (clink-clink) and thank you, Linda, for this simple reminder about what really matters (besides pie). There will be pie, right?

  5. Lesley C

    I love this Linda! I am truly thankful for each and every day that I am given on this earth and for all the splenderifous things and people I am surrounded by. It is a truly wonderful life.