Before you head out for Thanksgiving weekend to gather with your families and extended family members you may want to step into a room alone, take a deep breathe in…hold it…and slowly let it out. Then remind yourself that while the next few days will likely be full of chaos, screaming children, siblings fighting, food on the floors, etc, they will also be full of good food, playing games, loads of laughter, and moments you can never get back as well as memories you will forever treasure. So now is the time to commit to yourself that you will smile if the children start screaming, you will overlook when there is a mess on the floor, and prepare a list of compliments to pay your siblings rather than comebacks if they get under your skin. Because if 2020 has taught us anything it is that life is precious and time with your family is not something any of us can afford to take for granted at this point. Let’s not waste a single moment sweating the small and insignificant stuff this Thanksgiving. Let’s make it FUN WITH FAMILY!!!
Speaking of family – Here is my Day 4 #GiveThanks post:
Today I #GiveThanks for my family. I already felt so blessed to have come from the incredible grandparents and parents that I do, and to have the awesome siblings and extended family that I have, but watching my own family grow bigger is honestly the greatest blessing of all. Over the last five years my little family of four has grown to be a family of eight and I now have two awesome sons, two beautiful daughters, and two absolutely amazing, incredible, adorable grandchildren that light up my entire world and I can’t wait to have MORE (hint hint)!!! My family is truly everything to me – they are my heart, my best friends, my support system, my examples, and my JOY. I LOVE MY FAMILY!!! PS. I love seeing the family grow in each year’s Christmas photos..I can’t wait to see what 2020’s Christmas photo will bring
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )