Aside from the delicious food, one of the things I love most about Thanksgiving is the feeling of love and gratitude that fills the air this time of year. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to forget to stop and appreciate all that we have to be thankful for, and I love that Thanksgiving makes us all reflect on those things.
With that said, giving thanks is an essential part of self-care.
Personally, I struggle to keep up with continuously practicing gratitude. My anxiety often makes me hyper-focus on what I feel I should be doing. Whether it’s where I should be in my career or goals that I have yet to accomplish, my anxiety leads to a more negative mindset that makes it easy to overlook all that I have to be grateful for in the moment.
As part of practicing self-care this Thanksgiving, I’m taking time to reflect on what I’m grateful for this holiday season.
I have a lot to be thankful for this year, with my amazing husband and I still enjoying our newlywed life AND awaiting the arrival of our TWINS, who are expected to make their appearance in a few short months. To say that this past year has been an incredible blessing would be an understatement.
At the end of each day, I remain most thankful for my family. I could not be more blessed to have my immediate relatives, who I am so close to; the in-laws I gained this year; and the aunts, uncles, and over 40 cousins I’m lucky to have. A girl could not get much more blessed with a built-in support system.
I have never been one to have tons of friends because of my naturally shy manner, but I never feel short of support with the massive family that I have. I recognize the privilege of having a supportive, close and loving family, and I could not be more grateful for them. And of course, that includes my fur babes, who never cease to make me smile in their presence!
I have a lot to be thankful for in this life, and Thanksgiving has a way of illuminating that in the best way. So what are you thankful for this year?