Thanksgiving is a time where we gather with our loved ones to celebrate our gratitude for life. We eat delicious food and share in each others company! It’s a day when we honor and give thanks for all of the things we have appreciation for.
Mostly, the same things we have to be thankful for on Thanksgiving day are the things we can celebrate 365 days of the year. Here are some beautiful reasons to be thankful this day and every day.
Our friends are there to support us- they cheer us on, lift us up, make us laugh and remind us we’re not alone. Our friends are there for us not because they have to be, but because they want to be. They are the people we have a kinship with and we become an even better version of ourselves when we’re with them. Our friends deserve our gratitude for the joy and sparkle they bring to our lives!
Family is there to take care of one another. To share in responsibility for each other. To learn from, to teach. We don’t choose our family like we choose our friends, but they are often there for us in many of the same ways. Reach out to them and tell them you love, value and appreciate them.
Our Teachers and Mentors
Let us not forget our teachers, mentors, leaders in our community, or other artists and creators we look up to. These people inspire us by leading by example and caring greatly about our growth. Our teachers devote their lives and energies to making us better. There are also those people who we love just for being inspirational, and it’s a great reminder that we have them in our lives to be thankful for.
Sure we stop to give thanks before we feast on Thanksgiving day. But do you ever really stop and think about where your food comes from? About how many people are involved in the efforts of making sure you have food to eat. There are those who grow your food, transport it, sell it, buy it, cook it- get it to your plate- there are a chain of people to be grateful for when it comes to your meals and nutrition. In the US, most of us are lucky to have food; bountiful, colorful, nutritious and yummy, and it is definitely something we can give thanks for everyday.
Dance, of course!
And of course, we can’t forget the thing that unites us all- our love for dance!! The best way to show our appreciation for dance is to keep moving! We always have dance as a safe-haven and a source of inspiration to turn to. Our love for dance fuels us and that is worthy of massive gratitude and appreciation.
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