Thanksgiving will look different this year.
No travel. No large family gathering. No hugs.
Probably like you, the pandemic interrupted my life at home and work.
WFH, a salary reduction, clients pulling back, e-learning, and canceled activities.
While it may seem challenging to be thankful this year, I will still be expressing gratitude.
The lockdown afforded me time.
I used it to complete my online course and launch this business.
The gyms closed.
I took up running outdoors and got into better shape.
E-learning got me more involved with my daughter’s schooling.
Her grades improved and she got A’s on her report card.
Pre-COVID, I was reluctant to video calls. Now I welcome them.
It brought me closer to family, friends, colleagues, and even sales prospects.
Research demonstrates that we enhance our well-being by articulating gratitude.
Focusing on what we appreciate brings us joy, happiness, and satisfaction.
Instead of cursing 2020, I’m thanking it for the opportunities.
Yes, Thanksgiving will look different this year, but its meaning doesn’t have to be different.