Last week, which is currently this week for me as I’m writing, has been busy. You’ll notice a larger-than-average paper this week. We’ve got 104 pages of Webb Weekly for you!
This, of course, includes our yearly Fall Home Improvement section. So if you have any fall projects on the horizon — indoors, outdoors, DIY, or needing a pro — we’ve got you covered in that section! Be sure to check it out!
Putting out over 100 pages of Webb Weekly in a single week is no easy task, so shout out to our staff and, of course, our wonderful customers for all working together to get everything done!
As of Thursday, it’s officially fall! I was lucky enough to have a pretty incredible summer. We hit amusement parks and a water park, spent time with family and friends, enjoyed some new breweries, and spent time downtown enjoying what our great little city has to offer. I got to head back over the hill and back to the Little League World Series. Oh! And I got engaged!
It’s been an action-packed summer, and I am super excited to see what fall has in store! Spooky season is right around the corner, and I know there is some fun on the horizon for that!
Now, I’m sure you are starting to get curious as to where I’m going with all this. And if not, that’s fine, you are probably just used to my rambling, but I do have a point, I swear.
I’m sharing all this because Wednesday, September 21st, is World Gratitude Day. And these are just a few things I have been thankful for — and therefore want to show gratitude for — recently.
According to nationaltoday.com, “Appreciation is a worldwide practice today and a personal one that we can all use to improve our lives — but it goes back to 1965. World Gratitude Day was invented by Sri Chinmoy, a spiritual leader, and meditation teacher. It was conceived at a Thanksgiving dinner in the United Nations’ meditation room.
“At the dinner, Chinmoy suggested the idea of a global holiday of gratitude. Each person at the dinner pledged to hold an event in their home country every year on that holiday, and they all spent the rest of the evening discussing how they might spread the word about this new holiday. The following year, in 1966, many countries observed the first annual World Gratitude Day on September 21st, and the day has been celebrated annually ever since.”
I don’t think there is ever a wrong time to show gratitude for the things you appreciate. From the little things to the big, taking time to be thankful for what you have does us all good.
It’s easy to get caught up in everything going wrong in our lives and the world. Taking a step back to be grateful for all we have, is a great way to take just a little bit of the weight off those tough times.
You don’t need a special day to show gratitude for the things in your life that are good or even those in your life that aren’t so good but make you appreciate the good things more. Or for the people in your life that you love and care for. But if having a special day set aside helps you along to take the time to show and feel that gratitude, love, and appreciation, then more power to you!