This year marked the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in 1621. While the historical facts around the original holiday may be somewhat controversial, the spirit of Thanksgiving remains relevant to every American.
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the things that matter in your life.
According to recent studies, practicing daily gratitude has been linked to higher overall happiness and better health. The past year has placed enormous pressure on individuals, families, and organizations due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. However, it has made us keenly aware of the day-to-day things that bring us joy and which we have taken for granted in the past.
If there is one thing that every American has learned not to take for granted over the past 20 months, it’s health. When it comes to protecting ourselves and our loved ones from illness, there are many factors that we cannot control. However, there are just as many factors that your can influence. Make sure to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and go for regular checkups with your health care providers.
Social distancing has had a profound effect on our quality of life over the past 20 months. Practicing social distancing to slow the spread of Covid-19 has taught us all the value of human contact. In situations where you can safely embrace a loved one, take a moment to reflect on how lucky you are to be able to give and receive physical affection.
The lockdowns early in the pandemic have affected everyone’s financial stability. For those of us who have invested wisely, having multiple income streams has never been as important.
If you are in a position where you have survived financially, you have a lot for which to be grateful. If you feel that you could have been better prepared and wish to be better prepared for the year ahead, now is a great time to start planning to improve your financial health in 2022.
The Rising Capital team would like to wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving, with an abundance of health, love, and prosperity for the year ahead.