A (Facebook) Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (of Thanks)!

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Filed Under: Heart Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of Dr. Sinatra and Step fishingpreparation. But an unhealthy stress level isn’t the only downside to elaborate dinner planning (and cooking), shuttling to the airport, getting the house ready for guests, and similar holiday errands.

When we get too wrapped up in the “Turkey Day” logistics, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday, namely, the formal opportunity to contemplate and celebrate the many blessings we each have in our lives.

So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to share what we’re thankful for this year, and our active and growing Facebook community provides the perfect venue. Just post a picture to the Facebook page with a comment explaining your picture and why you’re thankful. I’ll go first.

This picture is of my son Step and me fishing this past April. Of course I’m thankful for each one of my children, but what you might not know is that three years ago, Step got seriously ill—so sick in fact, that several times during the worst of his ordeal, we thought we were going to lose him. But since then, he has made a miraculous recovery, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have him back, healthy and whole.

Now, I don’t mean to set the bar too high—you don’t have to have a loved one recover from the brink of death to be thankful. In fact, I would argue that if it that’s what it takes to be thankful, there’s some serious soul-searching that needs to be done. The fact is, we can and SHOULD be thankful for even the smallest of blessings.

So share a picture of something—anything—you’re thankful for this year. And remember that giving thanks is what Thanksgiving Day, and every day, should really be about.
 

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