Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Thanksgiving Day will soon be here. What is it to you? A day that you don't work or go to school? A lot of people will work in restaurants, hospitals, animal shelters, transportation, retail, emergency response, and on and on. Maybe you will work at home by preparing a large meal for a lot of people or volunteer at a shelter by preparing a feast for people that you never before met. You might choose to sit on the sofa and watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade or watch football. Perhaps Thanksgiving Day is the jump start to your holiday shopping.
However you spend the day, it is not a day to take off from mindfulness. Take 15 minutes to sit and meditate. It can be the first thing you do in the morning or at the end of the day. If you have time in the middle of the day or you have no plans at all, it's a great time to Discover the Forest.
If you need small talk to share with family and friends, check out The History of Thanksgiving.
The Interactive portion of the site has some fun facts. The point is that a busy, hurried day can be stressful. It doesn't have to be if you take time for mindfulness and calm yourself. It can be a great day no matter how you celebrate.
Enjoy your holiday and be mindful. Happy Thanksgiving.