At this time of year, social media is loaded with thankfulness quotes, memes, and posts. This is all well and good, however it bears thinking further on this. Are these people actually more thankful at this traditionally thankful time of year, or is it just fashionable to say we are thankful and so we do?
Not only is social media slathered with this topic; but the conversation heard at work and in social and home life is full of it as well during the holiday season. It begins around the first of November and continues until around the end of December; if it lasts that long. That is when the attitudes and the conversation changes drastically.
The conversation changes to worrying about bills from overspending, expanding waistlines, and a million other things. People forget all about how thankful they are for their children, their life, and the air they breathe every day. It is suddenly not 'necessary' to be thankful because the season doesn't warrant it.
This is not to say the things people worry about, stress over, and are bothered by are not real and important. They probably are. The point is that people manage to be thankful and have good spirits during the holidays even though these same things probably exist at this time as well. Would it not make sense that the power of positive thinking could help people to be thankful for the blessings that most definitely exist all year round?
Yes, definitely so.