Writing a gratitude list of things for which I’m truly thankful, is always enlightening and uplifting for me. Some of my friends don’t find it so easy. One of them explained that he had too many “You should be grateful”s thrown at him as a kid. He definitely picked up a negative feeling about giving gratitude. There’s an inspirational speaker who talks about appreciation being a better feeling word for most people. Another leader writes about just making a list of things you love. Luckily, it all works for me, and any one of these techniques is sure to rescue me from a funk every time. However, it doesn’t seem like Love & Appreciation Day sounds as catchy as Thanksgiving Day. My personal favorite is Turkey Day. It doesn’t seem to expect so much emotion from us. Just appears to be a day when we’ll all share a giant spread (generally turkey) with family and friends, for which we naturally feel love, appreciation, and gratitude. Of course, we also feel full!