More than Thanksgiving: Thanksliving
What are you most thankful for? That’s the question that’s often asked on Thanksgiving, and people often resist the question. How do you name one thing you’re most thankful for?
Or how do you name something positive when your world is falling apart?
Most of our lives actually are a mix of positive and negative, easy things and hard things, and surprises (both delightful—and frightful).
Yet, paying attention to the good things in your life (without ignoring the tough stuff) makes our lives happier and more meaningful. Scientific studies show this, which is why UC Berkeley launched Greater Good in Action, a collection of research studies and practices to make our lives better.
One of the key practices is this: Name 3 good things each day.
Try it for one week.
After a week, keep going.
That’s what I do. Thus, Thanksgiving doesn’t end up on one day each year. It becomes a part of my everyday life: Thanksliving.
Check out how to do Three Good Things at: https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/three-good-things.
There’s so much to be grateful for.