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A good day to be Thankful

May 2013 020

Happy Thanksgiving! I think this is a tremendous tradition that we Brits generally miss out on – I like the idea of having a specific day on which we take time to remember and acknowledge all that enriches our lives and for which we are grateful. Our family are particularly delighted that we have an American friend who chooses to share their family Thanksgiving meal and thankful lives with us, and we give thanks for them because we love them and we love their food! So today I simply want to give you three challenges – 

  • say thank you to a work colleague (or someone you come into regular contact with in a work context, paid or unpaid) for something about them and how they do their job that you like
  • say thank you to a nearest-and-dearest for some aspect of who they are (NOT what they do) that you love and cherish
  • say thank you to a friend for enriching your life, and what it is about them that does this.

And I’d love to hear back about your experience –  Thank you!

Oh, and the photo – my husband’s homemade bread, for which I am daily thankful!

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7 Thoughts on “A good day to be Thankful

  1. Hello, Catriona …

    I have so much to be thankful for in my life that when I stop and really think about it, I sometimes think I must be dreaming …

    In our home, we maintain a constant level of gratitude because we both came from such humble beginnings, and have had to work very hard for today’s comforts – and it was a privilege to be able to do so. But there’s still not a day goes by wherein we don’t express both love and gratitude for having each other in our life and for the many blessings we’ve received.

    We also both live thousands of miles away from our nearest family members, so this keeps us painfully aware of how much everyone means to us – and we make sure they know it. Thank goodness for Skype and social media sites!

    It’s good to be reminded to not get so caught up in life as to forget how we got here … so thanks for that.


    • Catriona Futter on December 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm said:

      Thanks so much for that, Lily-Ann. As you say, we all have so much to be thankful for but it is taking the time to stop, remember and refocus that is a good discipline to get in to every day. Glad to hear about the importance of thankfulness for things that really matter in your life
      Best wishes, Catriona

  2. Hi Catriona,
    Thank you for your lovely, inspiring and important reminders of gratitude. Tonight, I am going to say thank you with a special dinner for my beloved, who is also my business partner. He has been doing a fantastic job in creating behind the scenes our new website, and recreating our current one. Thank you for the reminder!

  3. Hi Catriona,

    What a wonderful way to show your appreciation. I did one of these that you suggested and it felt wonderful to do so. Thanks for the wisdom of not only gratitude but in taking it a step further with why. I know this must feel good to hear why you are loved and appreciated rather that just I appreciate you.



  4. Gratitude and Thanksgiving seems to be the theme lately! I just got finished reading Dawn Weaver’s blog from our Blogging for Coaches group, and expressed that I will be taking the last two weeks of December off to spend time with those who I am most thankful for. I will be sure to tell them too!

    Gratitude and Love,

    Ang 🙂

  5. Hi Catriona ~ welcome to the group,

    Your post is direct and to the point, I like that. The suggestions you made regarding saying thanks to those who have brought good to our lives is a great idea … we often neglect to acknowledge them, our feeling about those who are special to us, as well as tell them why … they need to know it and we need to share it!

    Thanks for sharing because I needed a tap on the shoulder and you did that!

    Staying in the light,

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