Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
– Dalai Lama
With Thanksgiving tomorrow and the holidays ahead, now is a great time to take a moment to appreciate what you have. Whether you choose to participate in Facebook’s Thankful November – posting the things you are most thankful for – or you quietly reflect, it’s good to take measure of the things you are grateful for in your life.
How to live a more thankful life:
- Live in the moment
Take the time to savor and experience whatever it may be. No need to think ahead to the next activity or day. Just be present in that moment.
- Review and move on
Be aware of your past milestones, the good and the bad. Take time to reflect, but do not dwell on these moments. Use the lessons learned to move forward and utilize these things in your present.
- Resist comparisons
There’s no need to compare your life with others, whether it be material things or where they are in life. This actually makes you less worthy and inferior to others.
- Appreciate what you have right now
The happiest people are those who appreciate what they have and do not focus on what they lack. It all begins with your frame of mind.
Keep in mind ideas on how to have more gratitude and share your thanks every day.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.