Since I started working as Customer Service Rep (way back 2009), I started to observe US’s thanksgiving day. I’ve learned that Thanksgiving is one of the most observed holidays in the US next to Christmas and New Year’s eve. Here in the Philippines, we do not really have a calendar holiday for thanksgiving. It’s a great way to celebrate life, be with family and friends and be thankful for what we have. There are things I realize about thanksgiving:
1. Everyday should be a Thanksgiving Day.
Not that I am against Thanksgiving Holiday, it’s a really great day to celebrate but the fact that we wake up everyday, healthy and strong is something we should always be thankful for.
2. There’s always something to be thankful for.
I have to admit, life so tough sometimes that I start complaining about it, all these problems and unexpected circumstances really make us go insane sometimes but we have to look around and remind ourselves that there’s always something to be thankful for. Good weather, the air we breathe, the sun shinning, the food we eat, the people around us that we call “family”, those friends we communicate via the social media, the house we live in, and a lot more. There’s a lot to thank God for.
3. You don’t have to have a turkey to celebrate thanksgiving 🙂
Yes, a literal turkey is what I mean.First, there’s not much turkey here in the Philippines, second, just because you didn’t have anything prepared, doesn’t mean you can’t give thanks anymore. Go ahead and have fun! Celebrate in your own unique way!
4.God’s grace is the reason we give thanks
Just God’s grace is more than enough reason to give thanks and not only that, He gave us more than that, He gave his son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins, that’s amazing grace and unfathomable love right there!
Hope you find your reasons to give thanks today. 🙂