Why Being Thankful (today) Doesn’t Make Sense.

At least one out of every 365 days, we decide to not work (so much) and celebrate a historic occasion of gratitude.

A time when survival and hope for the future created deeply inspired celebration.

A celebration we continue.

And despite the traditions, charm, and intentions of the moment, it begs examination.

  • Are you really thankful if it only affects you one day per year?
  • Do the words "thank you" really make you grateful?

Most probably not.

But there are times when the all-consuming pressures of life force you into the uncomfortable position of realizing that you have so much to be deeply grateful for.

That despite all the frustration, loss, and pain that we feel, that there is so very much to be grateful for.

And those moments of clarity (of new perspective) are something to be so very thankful for.

They cause us to think less of ourselves and elevate our capacity to achieve outrageously success.

After all, it's not really about us anyway, is it?

(Really, every day should be Thanksgiving Day.  That might make more sense)

AttitudeStephen Palacino