Thanksgiving is finally here – but that doesn't mean this season is the only time of year that you should express thankfulness for what you have, and share special moments with your family and friends. We recently caught up with Debby Ryan, and she told us that she's a big believer in keeping the holiday cheer happening all year round.
"I believe in being grateful before and after Thanksgiving and having resolutions before and after New Year's," Debby shares with TWIST. "I think that by the time January 1st comes around, if it's a fitness goal, you've been in that gym a couple times before everyone is there for the first time working off their Christmas dinner. You've been there, you've been fit and maybe you walk 5 miles, and you don't give up and you do it. Maybe you've done it a couple times and it starts with 300 feet. And you walk it slowly, but if every time you do one more step than the day before? You've already gotten ready to kill your New Year's Resolution and live it, instead of doing it for a couple of months and then forgetting about it, or laughing about it and trying it again because summer is coming up."
Debby explains that putting a little extra thought and love into all of your actions goes a long way in creating that cheer you feel at the holidays.
"Just living a little bit more intentionally every single day is a really cool thing," she continues. "For me, it's extending the thankfulness of Thanksgiving and whatever you celebrate, whether it's Hannukkah, or Christmas. The idea is, what that stands for usually, is celebration of love, and family, and friends, and life, and hope. There's so much more ahead of us, and there's so much more besides us. And all of that, having holiday spirit doesn't just have to be around the holidays. That's exciting for me, like you're hanging Christmas lights in your house and you have that cheer, you can keep that cheer going through the summer. I love that."
What do you think of Debby's advice? Share your reactions in the comments section below.