turkey's gone: still grateful?

By now, you've probably finished up most of your Thanksgiving leftovers. Perhaps you have one or two more turkey sandwiches to eat, but for the most part, you're back to the regular stuff for lunch.

Thanksgiving is our national holiday focused on gratitude. All around the country, people are gathered at their table to give thanks and share their gratitudes with their loved ones. I think this is great, but I don't think it's enough.

I know I talk about gratitude allthetime, but it's because I think it's so important. Being grateful is one of the keys to being happy. I'm sure of that. Finding the small blessings in life is key if you want to live a life filled with blessings. Finding joy in small pleasures is crucial if you want to live a joyful life.

So, be grateful. Today. And tomorrow. And the tomorrow after that. Spend a week focusing on what you are grateful for and see how you feel. You're gonna feel real good, I promise.

And share your gratitudes. Leave comments on my blog. Send emails to your friends. Write letters to strangers. And say thank you.

I'll leave you with this:


I didn't take any pictures of the Thanksgiving dinner Tim and I made for his family, but I did take a shot of these donuts we got in Seattle. They were amazing -- bite-size, warm, donut holes at the Pike Place Market. I am grateful for those donuts.