Thanksgiving Gratitude Menu
I have so much to be thankful for, always— not just at a specific time of year. In creating this piece (a simple menu design for our family Thanksgiving party), I created a list of general and specific things that I am thankful for to include in the menu’s design.
It is my belief that celebrations don’t need a specific day or time to take place and often think everyday should be celebrated (like a birthday). Everyday is a new day to celebrate living and when I step back and take a moment to appreciate, I truly find more joy in life.
Keeping a journal is a beautiful way to be present, grateful and positive all year long, either by writing a short list or just simply thinking about all the things I am grateful for. The best part is that practicing gratitude doesn’t cost money or take much time to feel and see the benefits in life—
Gratitude increases positivity; focusing on all the good things naturally brings more natural daily doses of joy.
Gratitude is an invitation for strengthening and building relationships; good manners and appreciation for even the smallest things can improve relationships and/or open the door to new ones.
Gratitude improves self-esteem by reducing social and physical comparisons and increasing the ability to remain present with personal growth and achievements.
Gratitude increases mental strength— having an appreciation even for the basics when times are bad, helps builds resilience to overcoming and get through even the worst of times.