“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.” — Sam Lefkowitz
Thanksgiving Day doesn't require any introduction. It's a day to express wholehearted gratitude for the life we have been gifted, for being chosen by the Universe, and for everything we have.
To many, Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate with friends and family. It is a day to have a grand feast and exchange gifts. 25th November is a day often commemorated by dining out, partying, or heading out for movies. But, do you understand what gave birth to this noble day? Why is Thanksgiving Important? Historically, it has been a secular day to celebrate gratitude, a gesture which we often forget within our busy lives. It's a national Thanksgiving Day and annual holiday in the USA and Canada and is also a season of harvest. This celebration can be dated back to 1621 where Pilgrims called it their "First Thanksgiving".
American Thanksgiving is celebrated with traditional fanfare and typical meals including turkey, potatoes, cranberries, bread stuffing and pumpkin pie. This holiday remains the busiest one in the year with the gathering of families.
Canadian Thanksgiving originated in the colonial period as a gratitude for peace, safe journey and bountiful harvests.
Who you should be thankful to?
So, whom do you thank on this day? Your boss, colleagues, manager, teacher, gadgets? Hold on and take a step back. You are surely missing some important elements in life which deserve endless gratitude.
Thank Universe, Universal energy and the Angels
With most of you tied within your fast-paced regular lives to earn and sustain yourself, you often overlook your true purpose in this world. You tend to ignore the reason that you have been chosen for this journey. Self-introspection is a rare practice among most of us now. Be thankful for this life you have been blessed with. That's the first Thanksgiving and it can't be expressed just on a particular day. This infinite appreciation is to be expressed throughout the year. Be mindful to thank the Universe for all that is being showered on you.
Mark this day to be mindful about what all exists for us and not what we don't have at present. It's always a glass-half-full rather than half-empty and this specific perception towards life will help you attract positivity and all that you desire in life. Be thankful to your inner soul – it's a time to feel the interconnectedness. Thank Universe for the energy and the angels for guiding you in this course of life and making you go through a multitude of experiences to make you a better version of yourself.
Thank Nature – Mother Earth
We often tend to ignore the value of the presence of air we breathe every second. Yes, convey your wholehearted thankfulness to nature for giving you unlimited air, sunlight, and water – the three most important keys of life. The unconditional resources incessantly flowing towards us from nature is a true gem in itself and makes us what we are today. Thank every element of nature - the welcoming of day and night, the unfolding of seasons, the rotation and revolution of the Earth, the lush greenery around, the avian fauna and the list is endless. It's a day to be mindful of all that's joyful in life. These are possibly the biggest luxuries of our life and with Thanksgiving 2021 knocking right at the door, it’s time to celebrate your existence.
Do you take out a moment to contemplate the gallantry of the army personnel? Thank the veterans for keeping us safe from external enmities on this coming Thanksgiving 2021. It's for our dear soldiers who selflessly toil under the scorching sun or extremely harsh winters to safeguard us and let us sleep a peaceful night. Their self-sacrificing bravery, courage, and responsibility towards every single member of your nation make them an astoundingly diverse workforce. Round the clock, 365 days a year, it's their unconditional valor that lets us breathe safe air.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey
Thank Sanitation staff
Have you ever expressed your love for sanitation workers? Their generous sanitation work helps us in maintaining a sanitary environment. Voice your gratitude towards the relentless effort of the sanitation staff every single day to let us have a clean ambiance. They deserve immense respect for going the extra mile to keep our premises spotless. In return, they are often taken for granted and ignored because of the status of their work.
We regrettably fail to realize that if they pause sweating for even a single day, will we be able to play their role? Their part in our lives is truly indispensable and thus it's time to offer them heart-warming thanks. Be mindful of their hard work the next time you drop your garbage in their cart. This Thanksgiving Day, offer a pleasant smile and that will be a very kind gesture to acknowledge their role in our lives. Do not forget to make this a practice every single morning and see the difference it creates in your life.
Thank frontline healthcare professionals
What if you are asked to switch your role with a healthcare professional for one day? How difficult will it be to play the duty of the frontline workers who slog every day to take care of us? No wonder, it's their priceless and altruistic gesture that saves vulnerable lives at every tick of the clock. Their dedication and commitment are humbling as they serve countless lives.
The doctors, nurses, caretakers, transporters, pharmacists, EMTs, technicians, and healthcare staff are making thousands of impacts on our lives and deserve our deepest admiration and gratitude. Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful moment to be mindful of the differences they create in our survival. Be mindful of the compassion and stamina of the caregivers during the most tumultuous situations of life which make them the true heroes. No materialistic giving can pay their sacrifice.
Thank Parents – our birth givers
Is a simple thank you even enough for our parents- the main support system for our lives? What we are is just because of them. They are our lifeline and having them in our world is truly invaluable. Thank them for shaping your life with passion and positivity. Parents are the best gifts from the Universe; spend Thanksgiving Day and beyond as much as possible with them. Having them around is possibly the biggest fortune of your life. Why not plan something generous for them by taking them out or making their favorite dish? Spend quality time to express your heartfelt gratitude for such wonderful opulence in life – the parents. Be mindful about every single day they have selflessly cared for you to make you what you are today.
Thank your soulmate
Time to thank one of the closest ones – your partner or soulmate. Yes, it's this closest connection that helps you sail through every turbulence in life. A single day to express thanks to them is not enough, but reveal warm gratitude to this special treasure in your life.
Thank all the ones existing in your life
Thank every single one who exists in our lives – friends, colleagues, teachers, four-legged companions, connections, and anyone who has made an impact in our lives – good or bad.
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Do remember that we all have our unique paths and challenges in this life trajectory. So, thank Mother Earth and the spirit guides for selecting your soul for this wonderful voyage called LIFE. As you near Thanksgiving 2021, be optimistic to welcome all positivity and abundance in life. Continue to thank Mother Universe and count the blessings.
Mindfulness is a way of life! Team Matrrix expresses its deepest regards to every frontline worker, soldier, and sanitation staff across the world for their kind gestures.
“Thanksgiving Day is a day to acknowledge the universe and everyone who is knowingly and unknowingly walking with you in your journey by either supporting you or helping you grow through life lessons. It's a day to acknowledge the presence of everyone, irrespective of cultures, communities, gender, lifestyle and religion, and everything we are blessed for”.- Dr. Paras
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