Thankfulness in the Time of the Pandemic

Are you worried about Thanksgiving? The fact that you can’t celebrate it with your family and friends in the same way as last year? No more meeting with all the food and drink and parties. You can be miles apart, and the only connection you have is through social media and the usual phone calls. Don’t fret. There are still many things to be thankful for. Also, this is the time to take a step back and look at all your blessings.

The Universe never leaves us hanging and hopeless. This Thanksgiving, what matters is what you have and what’s in front of you. You may not be close to your families and friends, but some things will always leave us feeling grateful. As you settle into your house or apartment, give yourself time to think. Think about who and what helped you during this year. Because gratitude is a reminder of how beautiful life is and how lucky you are in stressful times.

Gratitude is the first step to living a thankful life. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, thanks is the acknowledgment that you have received something good from another. It is the ability to appreciate what is in front of you. Your parents called you, your friend sent you a random uplifting text, your significant other helped you with the dishes, and so much more.

So yes, you forget all your family or friends, and you want to be with them, and now it’s time to show it. Express how grateful you are. Give them all the love you want to give when they are next to you – virtually. Love wins, and thankfully, the world always seems brighter. It helps you build stronger and healthier relationships; attract better things into your life; it improves your empathy and evokes positive emotions. That’s why being grateful is your first step to living a grateful life.

But who are the people, and what should you be grateful for, not just for today but forever?

Your Person for Every Season

It’s time to pick up the phone and call them or give them the biggest bear hug!

Your Parents/Family

No matter what happens, your family will be with you. Through thick and thin, they will support you and lift you up. You can depend on them, and they want you. That’s how unique your bond with them is. Maybe during trying times, when you are not together in the same house, you feel that it is a nuisance that they keep calling you to ask if you have eaten, or how you are, etc. But it’s not a nuisance; they are yours. Deep down, you also miss them. So, take this time to realize that whatever the distance and whatever the obstacle, they are with you. Through all your success, failure, happy times, and sad times. Now, go ahead and call them. We thank them for their support, presence and love.

Your Best Friend and Support System

These are the people you call whenever you’re going through something, and they answer right away. To listen and give you advice. Even months apart, when you hear each other on the phone or the moment you see each other, you go back to where you left off. There is no awkwardness. It is pure love and friendship. It’s time to send them a simple casual text to say thank you for your company.

Your Significant Other

It is not a cliché when they said, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. This one person will be with you no matter what. They accept you for who you are and what you are. Not just love with them; is a company. Your significant other is the person: you spend most of your meals with, the person you see the moment you wake up with your furbabies, the person you say good morning to -good night, the person you will travel with most of the time, the person who will be there for you from the highest of the highest and the lowest of low Do not take this person for granted. Hug this person today and say: You are the best thing that happened to me. Thank you.

Things That Makeup Everything

Shout ‘Thank You’ to the Universe for all these and more!

Good Health

It is important to be grateful every day for your good health. You may not be in excellent condition and tiptop shape, but you are fine. You have a day to work on the areas that need improvement. But you are alive; take this time to celebrate and send thanks to the Universe.

h3> Money in the Bank

No matter how much you have, if you have money, you are already blessed. Appreciate the little things. Let’s say you were able to bring home food for your family using your hard earned money, you were able to buy your favorite planner, you were able to buy a gift for your significant other, and much more. Say thanks for these beautiful moments. You are amazing, capable, and limitless.

Your Dog or Cat

Yes, your furbaby may bark randomly in the middle of the night and wake you up or give you a few scratches, but that’s your best bud. Don’t stay mad at them for too long. You may see them as your best friend, but to them, you are their whole world. So, give them love. Hug them. Give them treats for being a good boy or girl.

Gratitude is your first step to living an ever-grateful life. During this pandemic, enjoy every chance you get to bond and talk with your loved ones. Live in the moment. Enjoy the day. Say thanks for all the good that comes your way!

This Thanksgiving may not be the same as previous years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. Whether you are spending it alone or with loved ones, it will be a different Thanksgiving. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, and let’s Turn Your Thanksgiving Into A Party Amidst A Global Pandemic!