If you know me, then you’ve heard me talk about Philotimo; a Greek word that at its core, means goodness, selflessness, and giving without wanting in return. This term, though hard to articulate in words, is what drives individuals to show compassion for the people and world around them. It’s no surprise that I bring this up around Thanksgiving; a holiday that emphasizes a similar notion, and centers on gratitude and giving thanks.
I find the exercise of practicing gratitude to be incredibly impactful. You see, gratitude is a funny thing. The more you practice giving thanks, the more you actually find to be thankful for. From my perspective, there are so many things to be grateful for this holiday season, like friends, family, health, & happiness.
With the magic of the holidays right around the corner, I challenge each of you to express gratitude to those you love this season. Find time to make that call you’ve been putting off, tell those you love how much they mean to you, and take time this season to truly be present with loved ones.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.