I know that everyone and their brother is blogging about Thanksgiving this week. But I couldn’t resist. Being purposeful in noticing things in life is why I started “There’s Something About . . . ” Thursdays.
And yes, I know it isn’t Thursday, but I’m betting most of you would be in a turkey-induced coma if I waited. . . I promise you’ll live through my breaking of tradition.
Over the last few years, I’ve come to realize that the more I notice, the more good things I see, the more thankful I am, the more good I see . . . . It’s a delicious, magical cycle of goodness. Can you tell I’m a little addicted?
Science is catching up to what people of faith have known for centuries:
Thanksgiving is magic!
Don’t believe me? Check out this article in Forbes.
So it breaks my heart when I see ads that end in Happy ThanksGETTING. Perhaps if we were a little less concerned about what we were getting and more purposeful in counting our blessings, we might find a little better sleep, more contentment, and have a few less videos of crazy parents attacking each other at the local supercenter.
Maybe you and I can purpose together and razzle-dazzle the world with our contended Thanksgiving . . . and just get a little more sleep in the process.
I’ll begin. Today, I’m thankful for . . .
* Birds on the feeder
* The pattern water drops make in a puddle
* My crazy dog herding the kids on the way home from the bus . . .
See. Magic. Now it’s your turn.