Thanks on Thanksgiving

In reflective mood

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Stuart Thanks on ThanksgivingWe don’t have a Thanksgiving holiday over here in England. Our harvest festival has been and gone, and the last of the clingfilm wrapped trays of tinned soup and apples were delivered to the local pensioners weeks ago.  But I do think a day of giving thanks is a good idea.  Personally speaking I don’t do enough of it.

 Thanks on Thanksgiving

There are so many things that happen every day that it’s easy to take for granted

Focusing on what’s good is good for you

I don’t really need an expert with a PsyD in psychology to tell me that focusing on what’s good in my life is a much healthier and happier way of being than ruminating on what’s wrong. That’s obvious, right?? But maybe I do need to be forced to do it a bit more often.  I don’t know if it’s the weather or just being British but it just seems more natural to me to gossip and gloom monger than to give thanks for all the little good things in life. And it’s so easy to stop noticing the good things that happen each and everyday; they become part of the routine and I know I take them for granted.

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The unusual I notice, but what about the people and things around me everyday?

An adventure in positivity and thankfulness

So this post is my little adventure in positivity for Thanksgiving. A few words and pictures to say thanks for the things I generally take for granted; for the food that has always been in my larder, the roof over my head, the family around me.

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For family and music and family music

For singing and dancing, music and art. For reading and writing, playing and learning, fun and games. For freedom and choice, love, laughter and a thirst for living.

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For this incredible place that I can call home

For air and water, mountain top and valley bottom, lakes and rivers, forests and flowers, birds and beasts, sun, rain, sleet and snow.

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For freedom and strength and fun

For living and breathing and health and well being. For boats, bikes, boots, tracks, trails and the open road. For incredible opportunities, an open mind, a spirit of adventure.

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For sunrise and sunset. Everyday.

That’s quite a lot to be thankful for. But not forgetting you. Thanks for reading.

What are you thankful for? 

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Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project and is our chief photographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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  1. Laurel November 25, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Lovely post and I think you’re right that most of us don’t take time to stop and think of everything we’re thankful for often enough. I know I don’t.

  2. Lisa November 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    We should definitely all take the time to be thankful a little more often. Thank you for the lovely reminder. This morning I’m thankful for my kids who bring me absolute joy even when they’re trying my patience, our home that is always full of song, sunny days and people that make me laugh.

  3. Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish November 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    Beautiful pics and thoughts. I am thankful for my family, traveling adventures,chocolate, good friends, good books, and good jokes. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. SarahinSC November 26, 2011 at 12:29 am #

    Such gorgeous pics! Looks like a beautiful place to be.

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