In all things, give thanks!

Thanksgiving is almost here and an exercise that I would do with my counseling clients around this time of year, would be to explore reasons to be thankful. Oftentimes, if you are suffering from a mental illness, like depression, it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Though the task is to not only see it, but graciously find the way towards that light.
So what are you thankful for? For the next several weeks, try reflecting on those things. I have kept an ongoing list on my cell phone of things that I am thankful for, for the past couple of years and it allows me to put life into perspective. I have also heard of people keeping a "gratitude jar", where they write their thanks givings down on paper and toss them in the jar. There is no one right way to show thanks, the most important thing is that you recognize them!