Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and even if you don’t feel you’ve had the best year, there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful. In fact, mistakes and wrong turns are sometimes the best things to happen to us, because they open up possibilities that may not have presented themselves had everything gone as planned. Whether you’ve gone through a divorce, had to file for bankruptcy, or any other number of things that have changed your life, it’s possible to find the good that comes from such obstacles. So, this Thanksgiving, be thankful for the accidents and those who give you the strength to overcome.
Here are 6 things you can be thankful for this year:
Family, No Matter the Shape or Size
This is the big one—the reason that most people cite when asked why they are thankful at the dinner table. But families come in all shapes and sizes, and each one has some quality to celebrate. A blended family can be grateful that there are so many loving parents to set an example for and guide the children as they grow. Co-parents can be thankful for each other’s willingness to work together to give the kids a stable childhood despite the divorce. What about your family makes you thankful?
Those Who Teach us That Change Is Good
We all know someone who hasn’t changed since high school. They still run in the same circles and hold the same worldview that they did at graduation, and while this is not inherently a bad thing, it can give us perspective. Their example reminds us of the opportunities that we’ve had and allows us to reflect upon our path in life.
The Little Victories
Were you able to get out of bed today? Do you have people in your life who support you? We often take for granted things in our lives that others may not be privileged enough to have. What is something that you take for granted that would drastically change your life if taken away?
Stress is endemic in this country and often leads to health issues. However, stress can show us our capabilities and make us appreciate the relaxing time we have with friends and family.
Friends Who Don’t Take No for an Answer
Your schedule is packed, and you’ve got a pile of work to finish before the month ends. It can be difficult to make the time to cut loose and have fun when you have so much to do, but de-stressing is essential to your mental health. Be thankful for that friend who keeps calling and texting to spend time together.
Co-Workers and Supervisors Who Force us to Reinvent Ourselves
Workplace politics can often make going to work a chore, especially if we are on the receiving end of unfair treatment. But having the cards stacked against you can make you work harder for the recognition you feel you deserve.
When you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, remember that everything in your life—both the positive and the negative—has shaped you as a person. Even when bad things happen, you can be thankful for what follows. At AM Law, we understand that big changes can lead to better things. If you have questions about your business, real estate, divorce, or bankruptcy, contact our offices today. You’ll be thankful that you chose our attorneys to handle your case.