Practice Gratefulness Now

With thanksgiving tomorrow I have a few things that will leave you happier and healthier for the big day. First and foremost, Thanksgiving is THE day of the year dedicated to gratefulness so you bet I will ask you to do a little exercise. 

When you first wake up Thursday morning I want you to get a pen and paper and to write a list of 3 people you are grateful for and WHY. 

Then guess what. . .

call them. If those people aren't eating a meal with you, I want you to call them and express your gratitude for them being in your life. 

If you WILL see them today, I want you to write a letter to them that you can give to them quietly at some point during the day. Sometimes kind words can really get lost in the mix of everything especially if there isn't separate time to talk with that person 1 on 1. Go on, explain to that person how much they mean to you. 

Not only is this exercise for you to get a little vulnerable and sensitive with someone important to you, it is also for them. To hear words of encouragement, or that they make a difference in your life. They exercise with only continue to build the one thing that all great friendships:


Photo By Cecily Breeding @ Camp Yoga 2017

Photo By Cecily Breeding @ Camp Yoga 2017

Very quickly, if you want to dig deeper into gratitude and want to know a quick way that you can enrich your life with a little bit of gratitude follow the exercise below for a full year! starting on Thanksgiving

  • Buy a journal 
  • Once a week write down 3 things you are grateful for (I prefer Sunday night) 
  • You can be grateful for the same thing more than once 
  • On thanksgiving 2018 tally your top 10 things you are grateful for from the past year
  • Around the dinner table, explain to everyone the challenge and your 10 pieces


This year instead of indulging yourself with all the food you can set your eyes on, I want you to choose ONE and let that food take your attention. So often I feel like on Thanksgiving I get overwhelmed by all the different foods there are. My solution this year? Keep my tunnel vision. 

I'll let you know next week how it goes and I would love to hear your tips for eating healthy over the Thanksgiving holiday!

Photo of Liz in Hawaii in April of this year.

Photo of Liz in Hawaii in April of this year.