It's pretty awesome that we have a national holiday to celebrate gratitude and collaboration. The practice of giving thanks is one that benefits us in many facets of our life including interpersonally and in an over-all sense of well-being. Today is a fantastic time to get in the habit of giving thanks.
The winter holidays are fast approaching, and with them can come the desire to buy/have move than we need. We hear "comparison is the thief of joy," and it can become that in the next month or so (not to mention all the rest of the year). These thoughts and feelings can become overwhelming, increasing our overall sense of being anxious and depressed. As we watch our mind doing what minds do, thinking and processing, we can return to what gives life meaning- our relationships and life pursuits, and consciously decide we want more of that in our lives and determine ways we can do it.
Even when our mind initially wants to go to a less-healthy place, this time is one where we can practice the connection, peace, joy, and hope that we proclaim in the coming month
Again, Happy Thanksgiving, and if you like, take a look at this great resource from the Greater Good Institute on the practice of gratitude journaling.
Greater Goodness Institute: Gratitude Journal