Although Thanksgiving may be different this year than in years past, take time to be grateful for all that you have. If you have a roof over your head and food to eat, then be grateful. If you have people to love and that love you, be grateful whether you are with them or not.
If you woke up this morning, be grateful. Gratitude is an action verb. We have to practice gratitude not just on Thanksgiving but every day, and we will find we have more things to be grateful for.
So instead of thinking about what you don’t have this year, spend time thinking about what you do have. If you do that, you will be not celebrating Thanksgiving, but you will be “Thanksliving”.
In One Spirit,
The New Year is almost here! I love this time of the year because it is a perfect time for releasing anything we do not want to carry into the New Year, and affirming what we want to replace it with. It is a time of endings and beginnings – it is a time for rebirth and renewal.
I do not mean making a lot of resolutions we know we won’t keep past the end of the month, but by looking at our accomplishments during the past year, we can then make reasonable intentions for the new year.
When we set intentions we give ourselves a positive direction in which to head.
What do you want to improve, enhance or begin in 2018? What better time is there to start then at the new year.
One word of caution, if you fall short of your intentions next year, do not let the disappointment cause you to give up. Remember, every day we are on this earth, is an opportunity for a fresh start!
Quote of the Week
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”