Thoughts held in mind produce in kind. That’s worth holding in mind today, because it’s the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. This is a day we’ve set aside every year since the Pilgrims came over, to celebrate and give thanks for the blessings in our life.
And since we know that what we attract what we think about, we know that giving thanks produces yet more to be thankful about.
Yet holidays can be a sad time for many...
Every holiday I used to have to plan my festivities around my calling schedule, leaving time to give greetings to my loved ones. Sadly that has become less an issue. As the years have drifted by, I no longer have a grandmother or grandfather left to call, and the number of other relatives is shrinking. I recently found out my father is dead. Although I never met him, it was a very weird, melancholy feeling to learn this news.
But Thanksgiving is not a day to focus on what we don’t have. (And of course, no day really is.) It’s a day to be grateful for what we have…
So we can take a moment and remember those that are no longer with us. But instead of sadness for the loss, let’s do it with gratitude for the time we had. Let us remember the magic, and honor them by living today, bold, out loud, and in living color.
I’ve buried too many people dear to me, way too early. As probably have you. So we owe it to them to live, really live, each and every day.
So I hope you’ll choose to celebrate this holiday (whether it’s Thanksgiving where you live, or simply another amazing Thursday) as the day it and every day was meant to be: with wonder and gratitude.
I am grateful for my family and friends, for softball and Sci-Fi, balmy breezes and Jimmy Buffet, sunrises and storytelling, kittens and Krispy Kreme, mangos and muscle cars, Puccini and Pink, tolerance and time. I’m grateful for long walks on the beach, long drives in the car, and long distance relationships.
I am grateful that those who serve my country protecting liberty, and are spending their holiday in harm’s way, away from their loved ones. Know you are appreciated and loved.
Today, my heart is filled with peace, my soul with comfort, and my life with abundance. And I’m very grateful for YOU. The members of this community that meet each day, knowing that iron sharpens iron, as we mastermind together on the path of prosperity.
I get to spend a little bit of each day with you, as we share this journey of challenge, adventure and growth. Each day we get an opportunity to grow into greater expression of our divine nature. Ain’t it great!