When I was working at UPS my favorite holiday of the year was Thanksgiving. (For me) It has always been a holiday without a lot of stress. Family getting together - eating great food and watching football! Oh! I almost forgot...4 days off in a row! How great is that... coming up on the most stressful time of the year (for UPSers). On Xmas, we are all dead to the world and it is so hard to enjoy what the real season is about. This is a wonderful time of the year to reflect on everything we have. Here are some thoughts that were shared with me and I would like to share with you! Accept - Acknowledge - Appreciate The 3 "A"s should replace the 3 "C"s which are Complaining, Condeming, and Criticizing. The 3 "A"s will get you much farther in developing positive relationships. Do Something For Someone Else One of the greatest rewards in helping others is the uplifted feeling your get while doing something philanthropic. Put It All In Perspective It is often easy to lose perspective on exactly how much we do have. It is easy to feel less than satisfied as your neighbor drives up in a new car or goes on an exotic vacation. These expenses don't always equate to happiness. Remember, what you have is always greater than what you need! Focus On The Positive Keeping a positive outlook on life will change your entire perspective. People have a tendency to remember the bad things that happen more than the good things. An exercise to try is to list all the people that have had a positive influence on your life. You will quickly realize how much good happens from nearly everyone you spend time with. Finally... During the Thanksgiving Holiday take time out of your schedule and spend one day with your family doing something that you all will remember in the future. This is a time to show your family your love during a season when you may not be able to spend as much quality time with them as you would want to. Happy Thanksgivng!