Happy (belated) Thanksgiving Chic Readers!!!
I hope you had a wonderful day and long weekend filled with lots of: quality family time, friends, fun, football, love, laughs and delicious food!
We got to celebrate Thanksgiving down south with my family and had such a wonderful time!! I love this holiday so much because I get to spend time with my loved ones and eat tasty food that I usually don’t eat other than at Thanksgiving dinner, cue the cornbread and pies!
I also appreciate this holiday since it reminds people to be thankful for what they have. Whether that’s the people in your life, your health, your career, your personal freedom, material goods, fresh air, the ability to travel, a house, having food at every meal, pets, etc. or a combination of many of these things, sometimes it’s easy to take things for granted.
Personally, I practice gratitude every single day and I’ll let you in on a little secret (probs not so secret if you already do this) it’s proven that people who practice gratitude daily are happier people who live healthier lives overall. I usually start my day thinking positive & good thoughts while I’m getting ready for work or while in my car on the way into the office :).
We all can get caught up in life (totally normal!) whether it’s personal issues or work/environment stresses but I think it’s very beneficial for one’s well-being to try to take a step back when things seem too crazy, or too busy, or even flat-out bleak. When I do this, it turns out the issue I’m dealing with usually isn’t that crazy at all! Putting things into perspective helps me solve problems.
It can be simple too, definitely doesn’t have to be complicated. For example, just taking the time to walk outside, sans looking at my smart phone, and allowing myself to think whatever thoughts are going through my mind at the time always makes me feel grateful/better/happy! It’s “me” time around nature and it’s pretty calming! Try it ;).
This quote just gets it, “Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted.” There are so many beautiful & wonderful experiences, things and adventures to be tried and had in life and we should not forget it! #dailygratitude
Ok, on an unrelated to gratitude note, I think I need a bit of a food detox this week (anyone else feel me? Salads for many upcoming meals probably) since we also visited Santa Barbara and San Diego this past week and ate out for every lunch and dinner. We basically had to though since there are soo many good places to eat at in San Diego!!
Will do a food & fashion recap of our trip down to Southern California this week so stay tuned for that ;)!
xoxo “In all things give thanks!” Sera :)