Being ThankfulMonday, November 05, 2012
Hi readers :)
I've been busy working on my NaNoWriMo novel (thankfully, I'm on track!), but I haven't forgotten about you, lovelies!
If you are on Facebook (at this point, who isn't?), I am sure you have seen this whole "30 Days of Thanks" thing going around (Day 1 - I'm thankful for my awesome husband! Day 2 - I'm thankful for my amazing kids! and so on and so forth -- and then there are, of course, those people who decide they want to do it a week into the month, so they smush all these days into one post).
Now I'm all for being grateful. I think everyone needs to be more grateful. I need to be more grateful; I've been filling out an online gratitude journal every day for a couple of months now, and I feel like it has really helped me to be a happier person with a better outlook on life.
But why do we only express our gratitude around Thanksgiving? Shouldn't we be thankful every day? I don't know what exactly, but something about this whole thing rubs me the wrong way; I guess it just seems like it's kind of for show or something (like "oooh, look how thankful I am, everybody!"). And I'm not saying that's the intention of everyone doing it; I think a lot of it honestly has to do with it being the latest Facebook fad.
I guess the point of all this is that I hope you don't forget to be thankful what you have on December 1.
Have a thankful heart always <3