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Count Your Blessings
Remember that amid all the commotion, stress and activity of the holiday season, Thanksgiving really is a time for us to reflect on what we're grateful for—in life, about others and especially about ourselves. Take some time on Thanksgiving to focus on what you're grateful for , the many blessings in your life and the things you appreciate about yourself. A great way for us to remember and to celebrate the many blessings in our life, especially on Thanksgiving, is to take some time during our meal and allow each person at the table to talk about what they're grateful for in a genuine, specific and personal way.

This year, especially given all that has been going on in the world, the economy and our personal lives, let's challenge ourselves to make Thanksgiving more than just something we get through. Let's make it a time of reflection, connection and a celebration of the great fullness of life.

Mike Robbins is a best-selling author, sought-after motivational keynote speaker and personal growth expert who works with people and groups of all kinds. Robbins is the author of the best-selling books Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself: Everyone Else Is Already Taken. He and his work have been featured on ABC News, in Forbes, Ladies Home Journal, Self and many others.

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