Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States! While I am sad I am not able to celebrate today with my family, I am however celebrating tomorrow with my host family. They suggested celebrating and inviting friends over, which made me pretty happy I will still get to enjoy the food!
Recently I was listening to a podcast where the speaker said that each day at dinner that the whole family said three things they were grateful for that day. They wanted to instill in their children a lesson on being thankful/grateful. The speaker went on to state that this also had an effect on him and his wife. Because they had to say three things each day, they were forced to look deeper on things they are grateful for. He stated that simple things like toilet paper were things that his children would say they were thankful for. You never know how thankful you are for toilet paper until you don’t have it when you need it.
With this in mind it made me look at my own life and how thankful I am. While today I am sharing with you three things I am thankful for, I am also challenging you to find three things you are thankful for each day until Christmas. I created a five week (also what? There are only five weeks until Christmas?) Grateful Journal for us to log what we are grateful for each day. But first, here are three things I am thankful for!
All the Opportunities I Have Been Given
This year I graduated college and also moved to Finland. While I am swimming in student loans, I have to remind myself that only 40 percent of the U.S. has a college degree. I am lucky enough to be one of those people.
Since I am living in another country I have the opportunity to learn about a different culture and also travel. This is something that some may never get the chance to do.
Family and Friends
My family is close and supportive. I am very thankful for that.
I have amazing friends who are supportive, but also some of the most driven and intelligent women that I know. They push me to be the best I can be.
Diversity in the World
I love that the world is so diverse. From the different climates, cities, and the people who live in them; I love how different it can be. While “different” might be weird to some, it’s one of my favorite things.
What are you thankful for this year?
If you are up for my “Grateful Challenge” and want to join me on listing three things you are grateful for each day, download your Grateful Journal here:
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