Gratitude in Unprecedented Times: Finding Normalcy During Thanksgiving 2021

As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving, we find ourselves reflecting on a year that has been anything but ordinary. The pandemic has reshaped our lives in countless ways, and the holidays are no exception. In the face of uncertainty, we search for a sense of normalcy and a chance to express gratitude for the enduring constants in our lives.

Thanksgiving has always been about tradition – the familiar aroma of turkey roasting in the oven, the joy of reuniting with loved ones, and the warmth of shared stories. In 2021, we may need to reinvent our traditions to accommodate safety measures. Virtual gatherings, smaller feasts, or even outdoor celebrations can help us adapt while preserving the essence of togetherness.

One thing that remains unchanged is the power of gratitude. Even in challenging times, there is always something to be thankful for. This year, let’s take a moment to express gratitude for our health, our resilience, and the unwavering support of friends and family. Gratitude can provide solace and perspective in turbulent times.

Flexibility is the key to navigating the unexpected. This Thanksgiving, embrace the idea that change is a part of life. It’s an opportunity to try new recipes, create new traditions, or find joy in smaller gatherings. Remember that what matters most is the love and connection we share, no matter the form it takes.

In times of uncertainty, the bonds of community and compassion become even more important. Consider reaching out to those who may be feeling isolated, offering assistance to neighbors in need, or donating to local charities. Acts of kindness can help us find a sense of purpose and connection.

While we cherish our holiday memories, let’s also embrace the opportunity to create new ones. Capture the uniqueness of this year in a scrapbook, start a gratitude journal, or engage in activities that reflect the spirit of 2021. It’s a chance to acknowledge our resilience and adaptability.

Thanksgiving 2021 reminds us that gratitude is a beacon of light in even the darkest of times. While the world may continue to change, the spirit of the holidays remains constant – a time for reflection, togetherness, and giving thanks.

Thank you for being a part of our community and for sharing this journey with us. As we find our sense of normalcy and gratitude this Thanksgiving, may your hearts be filled with warmth, love, and hope for brighter days ahead.

Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with love, gratitude, and a renewed sense of normalcy.

Love, Peace, & Gratitude🍁🍂😷🖼️☮️

About the Author

Serena Blake, M.S.

Hi I'm Serena Blake! With a background in Psychology and professional life coaching, for over 10 years I've had the privilege of guiding people towards their best selves. But there is so much more to who I am. I am a proud mother of two wonderful children who are my greatest inspiration. I love all seasons but fall is my absolute favorite season, from the crisp air and vibrant foliage to pumpkin-spiced everything, I find endless joy in the simple pleasures of life. So get ready for words of encouragement, seasonal tips, and decor ideas that will make your seasons memorable.

Lots of Love,


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