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Monthly Meditation: Do You Give Thanks or Feel Thankful?


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This post is part of Your Body, Your Mind’s “Monthly Meditation” series, designed to provide readers with an idea or thought to meditate on during the month.

Here in America, November is a time of giving thanks.

Traditionally, we share a feast (and for some, football) with family and friends during our national holiday, Thanksgiving.

(Because this is a meditation post, let’s go ahead and skip talking about the day that comes after Thanksgiving.)

Did you notice a theme above in those words and phrases?

We give thanks during Thanksgiving.

For November’s Monthly Meditation, let’s think about what we can do to go beyond being thankful and actually giving thanks.

“Thanksgiving is, after all, a word of action.” — W.J. Cameron

It’s one thing to be thankful; it’s another to act on that thankfulness, to show you’re thankful by giving thanks.

Spend some time this month meditating on all you’re thankful for, and then think about what you can do to return that thanks.

Figure out what you can do to return it to your loved ones, your world, and your higher power.

What do you do, or will you start doing, to making “thanksgiving” an action word?

Monthly Meditation: Do You Give Thanks or Feel Thankful?


Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of WritingSpark.com, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."


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Sparks, A. (2013). Monthly Meditation: Do You Give Thanks or Feel Thankful?. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/your-mind/2013/11/monthly-meditation-do-you-give-thanks-or-feel-thankful/

 

Last updated: 30 Oct 2013
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