November begins the holiday season! I've begun to see Christmas decorations in stores. I even saw one house that had white Christmas trees with lights and a glowing Santa out front. (What happened to Thanksgiving?).
Maybe one day some retail establishment or marketing guru will invent a "Magic Pilgrim" or "Tom the Turkey" who will come bearing gifts of some sort for this under-commercialized holiday. Until that day comes, let us create our own magic for Thanksgiving. A day when the early settlers gave thanks for survival.
When you look back over the past year, you've managed to survive. Some of you may even be grateful for the opportunities presented.
In honor of Thanksgiving, I double-dog-dare you to make November a month to recognize the things you are thankful for. Each day, acknowledge one thing. If you want, you can even write it down in a journal. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around you will have one or both of the following outcomes:
- A really good Thanksgiving prayer
- A new outlook
I am thankful for the wonderful new friends I've made this year! (Too many to name).
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.