Thanksgiving – is it Gratitude or Appreciation?

The festivities this week in the US are all about gratitude, and of course you know I’m a huge proponent of this in our everyday lives. Why? Because I give hoot that we all feel good!

I’ve also come to understand the difference between gratitude and appreciation, and we’ve touched on this before but what better time than this to revisit?

Gratitude typically focuses on giving thanks for the things we have now that we didn’t have before.
Appreciation focuses on everything & everyone that surrounds us now, which is the basis of opening up to what is coming next. The most important thing to appreciate? You, now!!

So, let’s take a moment to appreciate where we are right now, and who we’re sharing this moment with, shall we?

Right now, I’m appreciating these delicious gingerbread lebkuchen treats I’m about to dive into, and this cup of Sweet Bloom Hometown brew. Check out my buddy niki owl, it looks like he’s about to beat me to it!!

@nikiowl enjoying lebkuchen for #Thanksgiving #Hootsgiving @KarinPinter

wise owl printI ALSO APPRECIATE YOU, your wisdom and the goodness you bring to this world. As a gift, niki and have prepared this downloadable print* for you to CELEBRATE the WISE OWL that you are and post wherever makes you happy.

This year has been full of wonders and I know what’s just around the corner will be amazing for all of us!!! I can feel our dreams coming true as I write this, and it’s an honour for me to share this journey with you. I give a hoot about all of us having fun in this world!

Which is why from now on, niki owl and I are choosing to call this festivity HOOTSgiving. Will you join us?
Tweet this! #HappyHootsgiving

Oh!! I also appreciate the sunshine and snow that fell this morning in Colorado, where I’m enjoying some time as I decide when to fly on to my next destination.

Here’s to many more Hootsgivings!

*If you’d love a high quality version of this print (with or without frame), you’ll find that over here. Makes a great holiday gift this season!!