Thursday, November 22, 2012


I am writing to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  I would like to share with you a family tradition and a secret to making your life better.

The first one, every Thanksgiving before we eat, we give a prayer of thanks to God.  And then we go around the table and say one thing we are thankful for.  Such as our family, friends, health, having a job in these tough times, our Church.  Thanksgiving is a beautiful, special holiday.  It is a time to be with our family and friends.

The secret which I learned quite a few years ago is to keep a gratitude journal.  Each day write down five things you are grateful for.  It doesn’t have to be huge.  It could be a phone call with a friend, a cup of hot chocolate, an extra hug from your spouse or child, the joy of giving, the home you live in, your adorable pets, and a pair of warm boots.  Of course there are much bigger things to be thankful.  But keep it simple.  The more gratitude we can incorporate in our lives the happier we will be.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and peace and joy this coming Christmas.

Best Wishes,

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