This year - on Thursday, November 23
The History of Thanksgiving dates back to the 1500s,
The way we celebrate in the United states is not without its disagreements and debates, but it remains a time for Americans to give…
Thanks-Show Appreciation and Gratitude,
Quotes on Gratitude:
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has a cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lit the flame within us”
– by, Albert Schweitzer
“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness.
It is the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.”
by Amy Collette.
The American holiday is particularly rich in legends and symbolism. One being with food.
The Thanksgiving traditional dinner typically includes turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. Then, washing it down with plenty of booze..and snooze on the couch!
This action has always bothered me.
I understand the purpose of showing appreciation and coming together yet, this is the 21st century- We have so many more choices and knowledge about food.. more than ever before. Many of us know that eating too much usually doesn’t end well yet we continue to do so.
Why is this?
This holiday is the busiest for traveling too, as family members and friends gather to be with one another.
Try a a new style of tradition– STOP Overeating and choose other options!!
When choosing a New tradition- keep in mind your collective family history- Reflect on some happy shared times- Like baking- hiking, or singing together..
The details of food and activities can change to create a Fresh Experience- Perhaps a Healthier one. Healthy doesn’t mean eliminating your favorite food-
Simply exploring something new!
How do you want to feel at the end of the day?
Full and fatigued or Rejuvenated and Happy…
The choice is yours..
My Gift to you is connecting you to resources that will make you feel fabulous!
Would you like to discuss your situation and discuss some new options?
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!
Joyce Wood, chhc