Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday as it serves as a reminder of the importance of gratitude.
Since 1621, our ancestors in the United States have been celebrating Thanksgiving. Historically, throughout Europe, festivals were held after the harvest to give thanks and celebrate together as a community. Native Americans also celebrated the harvest season.
We continue the tradition today nearly 400 years later, but for most of us, when we hear the word Thanksgiving, we usually think of turkey and stuffing, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, football and gatherings with family and friends.
We all know that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, but yet many times in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we forget the importance of gratitude, not just on Thanksgiving, but every other day as well.
It’s not surprising that the most successful and happiest people on the planet are also the ones who practice gratitude on a regular basis. However, what might give one pause, is that the most grateful people are also the most successful and the happiest.
Which came first, the gratitude or the success? Are these people grateful because they’re successful, or successful because they’re grateful?
According to hundreds of successful luminaries, everything starts with gratitude. Gratitude can turn fear into trust and has the power to turn ordinary into extraordinary….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
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