11/25/2013 08:34 am ET

GPS Guide: Mindfully Celebrate Thanksgiving With These 5 Tips

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The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

By Rob White

Nothing makes the heart warm and entices the blossoming of one's joyous spirit like the pleasing attitude of gratitude. With Thanksgiving Day approaching, this exceptional quality of the heart takes center stage in the mind. Thanksgiving offers us an opportunity to notice how far we've come by noticing how much joy we have to give, how much we appreciate the world in which we live and how much compassion we feel for everyone, no matter how different they may seem to be.

Imagine dancing with others -- in your heart -- on Thanksgiving Day. Share a feeling of wholeness and happiness with everyone you meet. How do you get to that wonderful state? What can you do to truly appreciate all of the beauty of the day? Below is my Thanksgiving Gratitude Pie Recipe -- five ingredients that will bring appreciation and splendor to the day.

Rob White's Recipe For Gratitude

Visit RobWhiteMedia.com and download the free Daily WOW! Smart Phone App. Now you can or order a free copy of Rob’s book, 180 to help you keep giving gratitude every day.

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