Happy Thanksgiving! If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving then Happy Thursday! (or whatever day it happens to be where you are).
Thanksgiving is the day of thanks (It's also the day of a lot of other things but we are going to focus on the thanks part for this post). It is a day that you remember what you are grateful for. Your family, your friends, your job ext.
I think its a bit strange that we save one day a year to share how grateful we are. Why not just tell your mom that you are thankful for her every single day?
today is a holiday. It's a day that you are generally supposed to spend with those you love (or tolerate, or hate but have to be around...?) And that might mean that you do not make any work today. You don't sit down and draw, or type out a couple pages. Because your busy and surrounded by people and food. And quite possibly going to enter a food coma by the end of the night.
And you know what.
That's fine. It's hard some days to remember that you can take a break. But if today you decide not to make anything; then don't. And don't beat yourself up about it. Instead be grateful that you made it to today. Be thankful that you have people who love you (even if its just your dog or cat). Look back at your progress throughout the year. Did you type out 500 pages? Or finsish that sketch book? Did you finally start your garden or practice a new skill?
Be proud of yourself. You have made progress. You are not sitting still, stagnant and frozen. You have made changes and progress. And that is something to be grateful for.
And that is not just for today. If a day comes and you just don't want to work, then don't. Take a break and give yourself some rest. You deserve it and if you don't all you will get is burn out. And that is no fun.
So yeah! Happy Whatever day it is for you. I hope you enjoy it!
The Adventuring Artist
Do you have a rest day? What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments.
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