Today was light on the giving front: I left 50 cents on the bench at a bus stop. Later, I clicked on most of the Greater Good sites. And in between, I tried to be kind and tactful in saying "no" to a man who asked me out on the waterfront. It's really hard to do that when the request is to meet for coffee, and I can't say I was completely graceful. But it was better than "Are you kidding me?"
I went over to the little nearby island today and said goodbye for the season. (I can still get there via an alternate boat in the winter, but it costs $12/trip.) I thanked it for being my refuge this summer.
So this is Thanksgiving Monday in Canada. I've lived here 17 years, and I'm still not sure which day of the weekend is technically Thanksgiving (I think it was yesterday). The way I see it, every day is a day for giving thanks. I spend so much of my days looking for things to appreciate - it pulls me out of bad moods (er, sometimes) and boosts good moods even more. (It certainly comes more naturally when I'm in a good mood.)
Hope you all had good Mondays! Cheers!