If you’re reading this post on Thanksgiving Day, you might have guessed that I’m not posting live.
In fact, I’m most likely hanging out with one side of my extended family, catching up on all of their lives, marveling at how much the kids have grown–and eating more than I should.
I’m also missing the other side of my extended family, the side I grew up with, and probably wondering if Grandma made her famous stuffing again this year.
This year, I’ve got many reasons to be grateful.
First and foremost, I’m grateful that my kids, husband and I are all healthy, happy and together. I’m grateful that we have a safe and comfortable home, that we’re financially stable and we’ve got supportive and loving friends and family.
I’m grateful that I get to do what I love for a living. My career is going very well–I’ve been hired as a full-time reporter and social media miner with Patch, and I’m the managing editor of a healthcare news site called .
In fact, I’m grateful for all of the wonderful people, things and situations in my life.
What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving Day? Please share your gratitude thoughts and feelings in the comments section, below!
Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving quotes to inspire you.
“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” ~Edward Sandford Martin
“Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.” ~J. Robert Moskin
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” ~Meister Eckhart
“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” ~E.P. Powell
“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” ~Native American Saying
“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” ~Estonian Proverb
“You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon
- Thank you: A Thumbs Up From the Universe…and a Reader (inpursuitoffulfillment.com)
- A Spoonful of Sugar Won’t Make This Medicine Go Down (inpursuitoffulfillment.com)
- Putting the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving (gthankyou.com)
- Wednesday Witticisms: Giving Thanks (plotmamas.wordpress.com)
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.