Be Thankful

In my experience, being thankful is not something everyone is conscious of year round.  I do not think it is intentional.  Many of us say thank you when someone is randomly kind to us or thoughtful with a gesture, a small gift, or a helping hand.  It is just that in our high speed lives, we often get caught up in the hustle and bustle so much so that we forget to acknowledge the things right before us.  Lucky for us, we have a holiday centered around the concept of giving thanks...Thanksgiving.  It's signature symbol is the cornucopia which signifies the bountiful harvest for which we give thanks.  

As the holiday approaches, I encourage you all to take a moment to give thanks for your blessings in life. You will see certain friends on Facebook count down the things for which they are grateful daily.   If you have kids, you will see them bring home art adorned with lists of their thanksgiving.  What sort of things do you to show your thanks during this time?

It is all too necessary that we acknowledge our reasons for which we are thankful.  It is a time of reflection that allows us to recognize these things and to focus not on our problems and stresses but on the opposite, our good fortune.  In White Christmas, Rosemary Clooney best advises us all, "When you are tired and you can't sleep, just count your blessings 'stead of sheep."  This sound advice can go a long way in making you feel happy and satisfied with your life.  The benediction is key to allowing yourself to live in the now and to be content and positive with regards to your life. 

This reflection typically brings a tear to my eye.  Be sure to do this; collect your thankful thoughts in a figurative cornucopia of your personal blessings.  It will honestly make you feel delighted and untroubled. Focus on the good; for so often, we choose not to.

Who/what are the people, traits, gifts, and things for which you are most thankful?

I hope that this calming reminder will give you peace in your day as you consciously count your blessings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXKxazgio2s

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