During this week of Thanksgiving, I would like to reflect on the importance --- no ---absolute necessity of giving thanks, not only on this National Holiday, but everyday --- every moment. Expressing gratitude, not only communicates our love and appreciation for our fellow humans, it also informs the Universe that we accept and acknowledge the responsibility of serving others.
Simplifying our lives to accommodate this culture shift is much easier than one may think: Be grateful for the abundance of love and kindness in your life, instead of focusing on the pettiness of some. Be thankful for what you have, instead of wishing for the latest fad. Focus on the good and beautiful, instead of wallowing in your own disappointments. Celebrate the positive and ignore the negative. Embrace the blessings and release the fear.
In short, live your life in peace with gratitude, dignity, empathy, honesty, and good intentions. The Universe can only reward you with kindness, compassion, and an abundance of love.
I am eternally grateful for:
I have come to understand that living in a state of gratitude is transforming, because I now realize it is the small, mundane, and unadorned bits and pieces of everyday that are the important delights that make me truly happy.
Gracias and Happy Thanksgiving!