on choosing to be grateful

I’ll be the first to admit that it is easy to fall into a cycle of being ungrateful. In the digital age and this world of social media, we find ourselves constantly exposed to people who appear to have it all (often a carefully cultivated social life) and to advertisements telling us that we need more or better. We focus on what we do not have and stop being grateful for what we do have.

The NY Times recently published this op-ed piece as families all over gear up to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US – our one day a year where we gather together over a massive feast of turkey, stuffing, and pies and declare aloud what we are thankful for this year.

I would give it a read. Why limit that thankfulness to a single day? If choosing to be grateful every day leads to happiness then who wouldn’t want to give it a shot. Luckily I have plenty of Belgian chocolates at my fingertips to keep me satiated when the downside of choosing gratitude kicks in.

One thought on “on choosing to be grateful

  1. I definitely agree that being thankful is a choice. You can choose to be thankful or not. We have so much to be thankful for, especially here in the US. By God’s grace, there are not just big things to be thankful for, but numerous little things that may appear insignificant, but provide inspiration and joy in life when we simply stop and ponder them.

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