It’s easy to lose sight of what to be grateful for in the middle of stressful situations and busyness. Contemplating what you have to be thankful for is good for the soul and good for your mood, but it’s not always easy to find what you should be grateful for. Here are ten things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Spending time with loved ones can be stressful during the holidays. However, this is also a great time to reflect on the blessings they are.
Try to focus on their love for you and how they make your life that much more worth living.
Health is something that’s difficult to keep and easy to lose. If you have good health, give thanks for it today and consider ways you can keep it that way.
It’s easy to take for granted, but personal freedoms are definitely something to be thankful for. We’re unique compared to much of the rest of the world.
We can believe what we want, say what we want, worship who we want, and much more. That’s definitely something to be grateful for.
It’s best to think of quality over quantity here. Remember those friends who often feel closer than family.
Give thanks to them and make an effort to spend time with them in the next few weeks.
Carbs get a bad rap by many, but today is Thanksgiving! Enjoy those mashed potatoes, stuffing, bread, baked goods, and more without guilt.
Tomorrow, do something to burn them off.
Safety and Security
It’s easy to look around the world and see the warfare and terror. Thankfully, for most, we don’t see that in our place of the world.
Think of ways you can contribute to making this the case for more in the next year.
Opportunity is all around us. From education to growing entrepreneurship and more, there are opportunities to be had.
Yes, it takes effort and a bit of luck, but it’s there.
We got to see this in 2020 and again in 2022. The idea of functioning elections isn’t always common around the world.
Other countries only have one choice, or they can’t even vote. Thankfully, our elections are free and fair, and they work.
Access to public education isn’t something all children have around the world. Too often, it’s only available to those with means or only one gender.
In America, everyone has access to public education. That’s an incredible blessing.
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It’s easy to take clean water for granted. Sadly, according to the United Nations, one in four people around the world doesn’t have access to clean water.
As we saw in Flint, Michigan, clean water isn’t always the easiest to have.
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I’m John Schmoll, a former stockbroker, MBA-grad, published finance writer, and founder of Frugal Rules.
As a veteran of the financial services industry, I’ve worked as a mutual fund administrator, banker, and stockbroker and was Series 7 and 63-licensed, but I left all that behind in 2012 to help people learn how to manage their money.
My goal is to help you gain the knowledge you need to become financially independent with personally-tested financial tools and money-saving solutions.