Thanksgiving is the holiday of gratitude. And it’s followed immediately by its complete opposite, Black Friday—the holiday of greed.
What a juxtaposition! It feels like a set-up, like we’re being asked to choose between the two. Do we want a little more Thanksgiving in our lives, or a little more Black Friday? More gratitude, or more desire? More contentment, or more dissatisfaction? If you want a little more Thanksgiving in your life, here’s one way to get it.
Each night, before going to bed, write down one thing you’re grateful for.
I’ve been doing this for a few months now, in my journal. It takes less than minute and centers the mind as the day comes to a close.
Once a year, Black Friday. Every night, a little Thanksgiving.