The holidays are a time of celebration for many — good food, lots of parties, gift-giving, family and friends — but they can also be a time of mass consumption and hyper-consumerism.
I think with all the stresses of this season, and the expectations of our society, we often feel that we must give expensive gifts and throw lavish parties and cook up incredible amounts of food and drink — let’s admit it — what can only be called an unhealthy amount of alcohol. (more…)
I’ve always been a please and thank you kinda gal. I’ll interrupt the dinner conversation to genuinely thank the busser for refilling my water glass, and make eye contact when expressing gratitude that a stranger held the elevator for me.
But I’ve never been one to truly examine what I’m grateful for in my, you know, life. In fact, I kind of have an upchuck reaction when I hear things like “gratitude journal” or “gratitude practice” – it puts the woo in woo-woo, and the rebellious teenager in me wants to roll my eyes and scoff.
“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate or value into your life.” ~ Christiane Northrup
Welcome to Attitude of Gratitude Week, a special Thanksgiving-themed week at In Pursuit of Fulfillment.
As Thanksgiving week kicks off, many people are focusing on gratitude–feeling grateful for the things, people and situations in their lives. On Facebook, many people are posting their gratitude in the form of a status every day this month. There’s even a #gratitude hashtag floating around Twitter. (more…)