To celebrate meaningfully …

  • To yourself, think of a few people you are or have been thankful for in your life – think about why and enjoy the feeling of being grateful.
  • To everyone you come in contact with that day say to yourself “I wish you well” and see if this doesn’t elevate your mood every time you do it.
  • To the person in charge of your Thanksgiving feast, propose a toast to thank that person in front of everyone else – be prepared for the tears of appreciation.

A holiday is not necessary to practice gratitude but this day is a perfect one for sharpening the skills of showing gratitude.