Can You Smell The Turkey?

Can You Smell The Turkey?

Can you smell the turkey? 

The holiday is so close we can taste it! We are dreaming of turkey covered in gravy and Grandma’s cooking.

Thanksgiving at Grandma’s means lots of little feet running through the house, deep belly laughter and the smell of delicious food. It’s a chance for the family to let go of squabbles and simply gather around the table. Grandma’s cooking is something everyone can agree on.  

Gratitude can be overlooked in the midst of feasting, football and family. Grandma put together a list of ways you can practice gratitude this Thanksgiving: 

  1. Send out hand written Thank You letters to friends, family & neighbors.
  2. Put a reminder in your phone to let someone know you appreciate him or her every day for the next 7 days.
  3. Go out of your way for someone to show that you care.
  4. Give to the needy by donating to a food bank, providing someone with a turkey or volunteering.
  5. Do that one task your partner has been asking you to do.
  6. Invite someone to Thanksgiving dinner that has nowhere else to go.
  7. Do activities that bring family and friends closer like board games, tree trimming or baking.
  8. Make a list of things you are thankful for & look at it daily.
  9. Do something for your health. Show gratitude for your life & body.
  10. Have a long conversation with someone. The best gift you can give is your time.

While it may seem tedious to practice gratitude, it can actually make you happier! So, the next time you’re struggling at a gathering this holiday season, try practicing thankfulness.

Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, shows that simply keeping a gratitude journal—regularly writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction.” –

Gratitude takes practice. Some days thankfulness is easy to find and on other days it’s just not. Days that we’re frustrated, angry or weak are the perfect opportunities to practice gratitude. Something like writing down 5 things you’re grateful for can help you remember the good things in life and bring you back to a place of peace.

The next time you’re walking into a situation that may be stressful, stick a reminder in your phone to pop-up & tell you something good.

Grandma practices gratitude by mindfully choosing ingredients that go in her soap. She is grateful for her family and that motivates her to give them products that nourish.

 Find a method that works for you & let’s all be happy this holiday season.  


PS: Grandma loves you and we think sharing Grandma's 12 Days of Christmas is great way to say, "I appreciate you!".

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