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3 Quick tips to a happier thanksgiving

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 0

That's right it's just around the corner, thanksgiving the truly most scary holiday of the year.  There wont be any ghouls or goblins running around terrorizing the neighborhood, just the in-laws! Sure you can buy candy by the pound at Walmart and slap it in a bowl, but now you have to bake a turkey.  You thought hours of strangers coming to your house and demanding treats was tough, how about people you do know demanding you to make a Martha Stewart meal.  So what can you do to try to make the best of this thanksgiving?

First off be thankful for what you have. Even if you're not the most well off family in your group that is no reason to look down on yourself.  Hopefully, you are doing the best you can with what you have, and there isn't any shame in that.  Remember to count your blessing, and be honestly thankful for what you have.  If you don't have money, be thankful for your health. If you are sick be thankful for the times when you weren't.  It's like Ghandi said be the change you want to see in the world. Be positive even when you think you shouldn't.

Also, be thankful for those you have in your life. Sure, your family may get too into your business, and want to know every little detail and give opinions. That just means they care about you. There are polite ways to tell people you aren't looking for an opinion on your situation, but every once in a while let them know you value their concern.  Also, a good strategy for stopping someone from prying into your business is to ask them about theirs. You'd be surprised how much people just love to talk about themselves.

Finally, remember to bless others. Nothing can help you take your mind off of your own concerns like taking care of someone else.  You may think that you don't have much to give, but the little that you can spare could make a world of difference.  Even, if it is just some time and ear to listen to the problem.  If you are blessed with more than enough then give some to those in need.  There are so many charities out there if you just look. Even in your own family. If you know someone who isn't doing so well instead of giving them a handout invite them to dinner.  That way it's not charity it's a party.


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