We don't mean to get stressed this time of year....or at least I don't. We don't mean to yell at our spouse because they've left a mess in the bathroom or at the kids for wearing their shoes in the house. We just get focused on other things: the shopping, the cleaning, the preparing for a house full of Thanksgiving guests.
...and we forget what's really important.
I don't know if you've been following the 30 Days of Thankfulness we've been doing over that the BHFC Facebook site but I gotta tell you, know one to date has turned in a statement saying they are thankful for a clean house or a skinny body.
We're thankful for our health, our family, our friends, maybe our job (or any job, really).
Keep that in mind as you go about your upcoming week. Be mindful of what's really important to you.
You may be thankful for being able to have food on your table -- but I bet you're not all that thankful for the giant sundae you're using to self-medicate your stress away.
It's never about the food -- it's about what joys the food can bring us (or the numbing we may get while we eat) -- remember that and you may be less inclined to stuff yourself and more inclined to gather joy from the things that really matter to you.