Thanksgiving Came Too Fast!

by Andrea Goeglein

Perception is everything and my perception is Thanksgiving came too fast in 2018!  As a person who knows that being grateful is a 365/24/7 activity, I am having a hard time being grateful Thanksgiving Day is less than 48 hours away!

So what’s a girl to do?

Stop, drop the drama, make a list of things to be grateful for, and enjoy the travel and gathering that has been planned for months.  Here are some of the things from my list:

  1.  I am grateful I had to regroup this morning and write an unexpected script for a national podcast.
  2.  I am grateful I got in 3/4 of my normal 5 miles instead of passing it us all together.
  3. I am grateful for all the opportunities the last 60 days have presented me with from launching a new website — complete with new logo and photos — to conference presentations, national guest blog and podcast spots to a public Outburst surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Sure there were sudden family accidents, friends who lost everything in fires, loved ones facing life-threatening illnesses and operations.

But here is my perspective.  Through it all — the good and the really terrible — there was love, there was support, there was a chance to change my perspective, and a choice to start again.  For that simple choice, and so much more that did not make it on to my list, I am thankful.

So if time seems to be going too fast for you.  Stop.  Drop the drama.  Make a list of things to be grateful for.  Most of all, enjoy your Thanksgiving gathering and remember to see the love.

 

Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D.
About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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