It’s Thanksgiving Week here in the United States, and lots of people are thinking about eating turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie, getting Thursday and Friday off, and the official start of THE HOLIDAYS. Thanksgiving isn’t my favorite meal, but the symbolism of the holiday is great. Giving thanks and being grateful for everything – that’s pretty cool.

Gratitude and appreciation are super powerful emotions that send out a mega-awesome vibration. If you’re ever feeling sad, or down, or off, try taking time out to sit down and focus specifically on all the things you’re grateful for. You don’t have to fake it – if you’re bummed about work and you hate your job, don’t try and find things you’re grateful for about that situation. Just focus on something easy. Like, “I’m grateful for my cat. I’m grateful he lets me pet him when I’m sad.” Or “I’m grateful I have hands and fingers so I can feel the softness of my cat’s fur. It feels so good.” And then, “Look how happy he is, curled up on my lap, purring away.” It’s so simple it’s silly, but the thing is – it works.

Life doesn’t have to be complicated all the time. When you get into the mode where your worries are totally off your mind and you feel truly grateful for what you’re focusing on, you’re in the zone. You’re emitting a vibration of positivity that is more powerful, and more healing, than you can even imagine. This is the stuff that can help shape and mold your reality, so that each moment becomes a good one, and you eventually realize that you love your life. All of it.

What are you grateful for?