As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of what this holiday actually means. In 30 years of living I have come out of many personal fires and faced many trials and tribulation but, as is life, I’ve come out on the other side. And in those moments I always find myself very thankful, but that feeling soon fades away. I don’t remain thankful and it usually takes another moment to remind me to be thankful. Why is that? Why is it that we wait til we’re reminded to feel? It’s a struggle I face daily. I’m someone who has always been quick to anger. It’s my first emotion whenever something goes wrong, and even though I know it shouldn’t be, it always is. The process usually ends with me taking some time to reflect and remind myself of all that I do fact have and that I should remain happy to have what I have no matter what.
When I take a look at what’s happening in the world around me and see just how much I have in comparison I can’t help but feel selfish. How dare I? How dare I feel anything but content with what I have when there are so many that have nothing in comparison? Easy. I’m human. The bottom line is that we as human’s are taught. If I want to be selfless, happy, grateful etc. I must train myself to feel that way, because trust me, being quick to anger is something I taught myself.
So I’ve decided to dedicate this Thanksgiving Holiday to myself, meaning, I’m making it a point to start training myself to rid my life of the negative and start focusing on the positive. It’ll be a work in progress sure, but as with losing weight: slow and steady wins THIS race.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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