How to Practice Thankfulness When Stuff Sucks
It’s so easy to give thanks when everything seems so. darn. perfect. You know… like that tranquil moment before an abundant Thanksgiving table when we’re filled with gratitude for all of the things.
But come Black Friday, did you find yourself snarling at traffic? Growling at the lady who cut the line? Or at the dude who peeled down the parking lot and snagged the very spot you were waiting five minutes for?
Or did that wait until Cyber Monday?
The struggle is real, my friends.
Aside from those mild inconveniences, what about the big stuff? When it feels like life just sucks all around? OK – maybe I’m exaggerating, maybe not. But have you ever been there?
If the answer is “no”, well lucky you. Feel free to move on, whilst the rest of us indulge in a temporary navel-gaze.
Tough Week, BOO-HOO
So what are your pain points?
For me, it’s my health. I spent the better part of Thanksgiving week in bed and in pain, thank you very much. I managed to limp through the prep and served my family a kickass meal, yet I had to abstain from most of the meal INCLUDING THE WINE, boo.
To be fair, and to my detriment, I snuck in a couple bites of my onion confit because onion confit, and MAYBE a mini pecan tartlet (yum!).
My husband even brought out the spittoon (you know, those spit buckets) so that I could partake in a lovely Pinot Noir from Burgundy’s Auxey-Duresses appellation, which I then had to spit out so as not to anger my stomach. Sip, swish, spit… It’s as fun as it sounds.