Gratitude and the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. The time that some of us look forward to and really enjoy, but others of us dread and just can’t wait for it to be all over! In an ideal world, the holiday season is the perfect time to start a habit of practising daily gratitude. After all, Thanksgiving is all about expressing how grateful we are for the blessings we have received in our lives. And yet, many people lose site of this and make the Thanksgiving holiday, and in fact, the entire holiday season, about other things entirely. They instead choose to focus on:

  • planning and cooking elaborate meals, sometimes purely in an effort to impress others and to top what someone else prepared the previous year;
  • eating much more than they know they should, ignoring the inevitable weight gain that always follows;
  • fretting about the weight that they are gaining and

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