Thankfulness is a feeling and gratitude is an action. To me, they are one and the same because if you truly feel thankful, you won’t be able to not act upon those feelings.
Gratitude naturally happens when thankfulness is felt.
I don’t like talking about gratitude because it seems so cliché. I think the term is overused, outplayed, and in many ways, like forgiveness, it can have this stigma of being unattainably zen.
I can’t NOT talk about gratitude though. It saved my life.
Today is Thanksgiving and although it’s not celebrated everywhere in the world, this is the start of the holiday season. The holidays are great until they’re not. Yeah, it’s the best time of the year but it can also be the most painful.
Nothing activates your triggers and highlights your heartbreak, loneliness, single-status, insecurities, and dysfunction more than the holidays.
The holidays do a really good job of making us feel guilty for not responding to them in the merriest way possible.
If right now you feel hopeless, heartbroken, and like you have to pretend to be happy through this holiday season, you are not alone.
For this post, instead of writing a brand new one, I wanted to add to and update my post from last year with more thankful quotes of mine.