Hey there friends! It’s been awhile!
I’m still going strong on Instagram, though. #priorities
What’s Wrong with Being Thankful?
Today I wanted to chat with you about being thankful. This topic is somewhat controversial this month because it’s November, the month that has been taken over with social media posts of thanks.
Can I just say that it bums me out that this is a controversial subject?
I did a #30daysofthanks a couple of years in a row on another blog and it really helped me focus on the GOOD in my life. Some of us desperately need that extra reminder that things are really GOOD.
The thing about these types of social media posts is that these days they bring about eye rolls. Or catty chatter in the break room about how so-and-so isn’t really thankful for her husband. (<-this happened today. no joke.)
How sad is it that we can’t be supportive of people sharing what they are thankful for? It might be due to the fact that social media is so tricky in the way we can disguise our true feelings and only share the happy, bubbly thoughts. Or the fact that if we complain about anything, someone else will get annoyed because we don’t have it that bad. Really…I don’t think we can win!
I think the best course of action is to change our mindset. If something annoys us on social media..maybe ask ourselves, “why?”
A lot of times the root cause is jealousy. Which can be helped with reminding ourselves of what we are thankful for!
Let’s get back to the root of these posts. Focusing on the good in life is a good thing..right?
I Aim to Be Thankful
Today, I choose to be thankful for my family and the little trip we went on this past weekend. My brother and his boyfriend live in Kansas City. We were able to spend about 24 hours with them to celebrate my brother’s birthday.
Why do I need to focus on being thankful? Family can be annoying, despite loving them very very much. Especially when I’m being selfish. And especially when I’m low on sleep. And hungry.
Looking back on my short trip, I wish I had been more in the moment and less crabby. (to be fair..I was hungry and we were walking through an Ikea…)
I wish I had been more thankful for the trouble my brother was taking to entertain all of us instead of thinking about how much I wanted to smash a hamburger.
I aim to be thankful for my family and less annoyed (aka less selfish).
And next time I’m in KC I am definitely going on a tour of this awesome coffee house.
So…how about you?
What are you thankful for or what do you aim to be more thankful for?
You can write a post and link it up below or tell me in the comments! Me and my friend are hosting this link-up through the whole month of November, so I hope to see you back next week!