Saturday, November 27, 2010

Take a minute to count your blessings and keep a track of them

'Thanksgiving Day', is a harvest festival, mainly celebrated in the United States, Canada, Greneda, The Netherlands, Liberia, Norfolk Island and now-a-days in countries like Puerto Rico. It is usually celebrated on different days in these countries. In India there are harvest festivals like Onam, Makar Sakranti and Holi and in China it is celebrated as Full Moon.

In today's age, this is a secular occasion when families come together to thank God for all the blessings He bestows all year round. It is a good way to take a break from the fast track of life and stop for a while to acknowledge and be thankful for the goodness that fills our lives.  

Giving thanks is one of the most beautiful act. It not only about acknowledging the doer of a good deed but it also helps us to focus on the good that surround our lives. So many times, we forget to count our blessings and keep worrying about not-so-good things in and around us. 

If all of us could modify our perspective just a little bit and focus on our blessings and share the happiness these blessings give us with others, the world would become a better place to live. Habit of knowing our blessings and recognizing their sources reduces our anger, increases our happiness and fortifies peace in our hearts and environment.  


Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.  ~Edward Sandford Martin

More info:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_festival 

2 comments:

  1. This is true definition of positive thinking, Gudia. Thanks for this post.

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