Remaining Thankful…Even After Thanksgiving

Family and friends enjoyed their visit and the leftovers are all gone. Another Thanksgiving celebration is in the books, and the festive holiday season is swinging into high gear.

Aside from the feasts and family gatherings, we gave thanks for the blessings we have in life, appreciation for our good fortune, and acknowledged those in our lives who’ve made an impact. Smiles, good vibes, and full bellies remind us to show gratitude, and we do so without a second thought.

But what about after Thanksgiving? Most folks slip back into their regular routines, forgetting the few moments when gratefulness felt like such a gift. It’s not that we’re unappreciative all of a sudden, but we don’t tend to express our thanks with the same “oomph.”

Start A New Family Tradition

Kids love going ‘round the Thanksgiving table to share what they’re most thankful for. Why not do this every day? During dinner or at another time when you’re all together, each family member can share something positive, what they’re happy about, thankful for, or owe a “shout out” to. It doesn’t have to be something grand or even that great. The idea is to remind everyone that there is always something to cherish, even when the day didn’t go perfectly.

Begin a new family tradition and get everyone on board. Giving thanks isn’t a once-a-year activity. Daily doses of gratefulness go a long way. They are a reminder that the glass can always be seen as half-full, there’s always a silver lining, and even hard times have their hopes.

We at AMC hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and wish you a happy holiday season. We’re thankful for the wonderful families who make All My Children so special.

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By: Melissa A. Kay

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