“This Thanksgiving, what are you #thankful for?”
It’s a question I see everywhere right now: in advertising campaigns, in children’s homework essays, in hashtags on Twitter.
I’m somewhat cynical about these sorts of exercises by nature, but this year, it is particularly difficult for me to feel grateful. Even when I can get past viewing it as gratitude-on-demand and try, instead, to treat it as a mindfulness exercise, it’s hard to feel thankful when I see hatred, violence, natural disaster, and chaos every time I check in on the world.
That’s why I am trying all the more to do so... Read More