How it can be that we’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving is beyond me. I’m sure our gorgeous weather this Fall hasn’t helped in terms of tricking my mind into believing that it’s sooner than it really is—I think I may be stuck back in time somewhere around September 12th, give or take.
We’re at the beginning of a bit of a whirlwind of a month and a half of holidays. For you, this may be great fun. Or it may be something you get through as best you can; something to bear.
In any case, “thanks” and “giving” are powerful words; they’re powerful, life-changing states of being and chances are you’re not using them to they’re greatest and fullest potential.
We’ll use them this week for sure as we wish each other Happy Thanks Giving but maybe we’d be better served if you and I were using them daily. Maybe we’d go a long way if we really aligned with their meaning every time we spoke them and thought them.
The research is in on this one actually. One of the most potent habits for happiness is gratitude—in a nutshell, thanksgiving.
What if you and I took this week as a call to action; as an invitation to be incredibly mindful of our gratitude and thankfulness.
What if we really allowed ourselves to take the time to connect with those who mean so much to us.
What if we really allowed ourselves the time to feel our thankfulness for the lives we have that overflow with so much—even in the middle of perhaps some of the things we wish we did have.
In fact the fastest way to attract what we don’t have but what we want is by being grateful for what we have; not by bemoaning what we don’t have.
Consider this my heartfelt invitation to you and to me to step into Thanksgiving this week and every week thereafter. This is my invitation to you to cultivate the powerful emotion of gratitude—to express it whenever and wherever and as often as you possibly can.
Let this week and those that follow be mired in thanksgiving.
And for you my dear reader, I am hugely grateful! Thank you so much for sharing this space with me.
With love and light and showers of gratitude,