Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks — it's literally in the name of the holiday! Most people will celebrate on the day by gathering with family and sharing a meal (aka dodging pointed questions from family members about your life choices), but there are other many ways you can celebrate Thanksgiving. If you're in a relationship, you might be really thankful for your partner, so this year, why don't you practice gratitude with your boyfriend or girlfriend on Thanksgiving?
Gratitude is an attitude, and practicing gratitude can be a conscious choice to voice what it is specifically you are grateful for. Of course you appreciate and love your partner, and they probably know that, but consider taking a more intentional and thoughtful approach to communicating your feelings to them.
Ora Nadrich, a thought coach and mindfulness meditation teacher, believes that practicing gratitude can be a wonderful way to improve your relationship. She says, "Practicing gratitude is helpful in a relationship because it keeps you in appreciation of one another, and not likely to fall into the trap of taking each other for granted, which is common after time in a relationship. It also maintains respect and mutual admiration, which is important to keep fresh and constant."
Even if you're new to the gratitude game, Nadrich offers some easy ways you and your loved one can put a little gratitude on the menu this Thanksgiving.