Now is the time that we hold our friends and our family close and we take a moment and reflect on the time that we have had together –– the people in our lives are undoubtedly what we cherish the most!
Sometimes we take things for granted, but it’s never too late to look back and think about all of the joys that we have had in our lives. Maybe it’s your family, your friends, your job … there are so many things to be grateful and thankful for!
I like to be introspective during the holidays and think about all of my friends and family and how much they mean to me. Put the gifts and presents out of mind for a moment, because the true gifts are those that you have in your life!
What are you most thankful for? Here are some things that I think about when the question inevitably gets asked at the holiday dinner table:
1. Friends and Family
The people that we choose to surround ourselves with play a vital role in our lives. We love to be around happy and kind people so that we, too, can emulate that behavior. What’s better than laughing with your friends at a silly joke and gathering with your family during the holidays?
These people are important to you, and most likely, you are important to them as well!
I often take this one for granted, because it’s not something that I think about until I am bed-ridden and sniffling from the cold. But I like to think about how lucky I am to be in good health. I’m so fortunate to have a doctor that I can see if I’m not feeling well and a dentist that can tell me that I’m not flossing frequently enough.
It’s so often the little things that pass right under our noses, so now is the time to think of everything, even the smallest of things.
Each and every day that I go to school, I thank my parents for supporting me. I am so fortunate to be able to go to school and learn more and more every single day. I am thankful that my brother also gets to attend school; we’re both endlessly grateful to our family for helping us get to where we are today.
And even thinking of the teachers that we’ve had, either presently or in the past, who have helped us get to where we are today. Teachers are so important, not only to us, but to our children, and our children’s children; they are the educators of generations, and they have a lasting impact on each and every one of us.
4. Hardworking Public Employees
Without the friendly cashier at the grocery store, what would we do? Or without policemen, firemen, and EMTs––what then? The people in our lives that we don’t even know have a profound impact on our livelihood. It could be the barista at your favorite coffee shop, the mechanic that helps you when you get a flat tire, or anyone else that you meet for the briefest of moments.
I am thankful for everyone who works hard in retail, in food service, in public service––they all deserve so much more love and recognition than they get. Without these workers, who would be there to help you when you needed it?
How Would You Help Those That Mean The Most To You?
Thinking of all of those that you love and cherish, if you could do anything for them, how would you show your appreciation? Just think of all the good you could do for others should you win our upcoming $7,000.00 A Week For Life Prize Event, scheduled for award December 21st!
$7,000.00 A Week For Life Could Help You Help Others!
That’s a HUGE prize payout, with weekly checks for $7,000.00 coming in FOR LIFE! With that kind of money to spend if you won, what would you do for those that mean the most to you? If I could, (and as an employee of PCH, I can’t win any of our fantastic prizes,) but if I could, I would help my brother pay for college, and help my family with medical costs. I would donate to charity and support local groups and communities. Those that I am most thankful for –– my family, my friends, my community –– would be the recipients of anything that I could do for them.
So, PCH’ers, who or what are you most thankful for? And what would you do for them if you won $7,000.00 A Week For Life? Let us know in the comments below!