Today is Thanksgiving for Canadians. It was defined in 1957 by the Canadian parliament as “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.”
Most of us know thanksgiving as a wonderful festival and celebration of thanks. It is celebrated at various times and in many different ways all over the world.
I have fond memories of thanksgiving celebrations in my own family. We often celebrated in my own country home, and my city relatives would happily make the trip to the country at this beautiful time of year. Read the rest of this entry »
So, if this idea of using thanksgiving to help with your depression is a good one, and it is, then just how do you begin?
Do you need to thank people directly for something specific? Well, you could if you want.
Should you keep a running list of things you are thankful for? Sure, you could do that too. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you keep thank you notes? I am a retired teacher and I still have a couple of thank you notes written by appreciative parents or students. Those notes were precious to me. Being appreciated and thanked is quite an energizing experience.
But even better than being the recipient of thanks is giving thanks. Why is it better?