Thanksgiving is when we count our blessings. But what if you don't feel like it?
You may be so overwhelmed by things in your life it's hard to seem thankful. And then you end up feeling guilty when you hear the stories of the season - and know you should be grateful.
Whether it's the instability of Wall Street, layoffs on the horizon or family members in crisis - it may be hard to put things into perspective right now. And with everything else on your platter, you don't need to add an ounce (or a pound) of guilt.
I took a mental inventory this week of life situations facing those in our company. We have 30 employees, and I was amazed at the number of major challenges staring them in the face. Just in the past few weeks, our work family has encountered immediate or extended family members experiencing the following, to name a few:
If our company of 30 people is experiencing these scenarios, I figure that's a reasonable microcosm of the general population. So, it's no wonder a lot of folks are feeling fear and anxiety about the unknown.
All the more reason to give thanks for the blessings that are already in our lives, some may say. It's one of those universal laws - everything begins with gratitude.