As you read this, we have just celebrated Thanksgiving here in the United States.
It’s easy to rush around and check off your list of things to do. Only my suggestion is to consciously slow down throughout your days. Breathe. Take deep breaths often.
Take time to enjoy the things you’re doing as you’re checking off your lists!
I’m in Toledo when this is posted, at the end of a special time in my hometown. My times with my parents, siblings, their families, and long time friends, I cherish.
The home I grew up in is where I still get to stay. The same bedroom. How amazing is that for someone 63 years old?
Thanksgiving means appreciation and gratitude to me.
Appreciation for being healthy and slowing down long enough to enjoy each of the people I spend time with.
Becoming aware as many present moments that I can, of how very important being here is to me.
I know I speak often about appreciation as being the doorway to get to the higher vibrations on the Emotional Scale. It is just that. A doorway.
Taking the moments to think about what you’re grateful for and also writing it down in a gratitude journal, will help you to live in more joy.
You see, it is your choice. It is your choice to live in thanksgiving or to complain and feel lousy about your life.
Even in times when you’re going through something that is tough to deal with in your life, you can still slow down and find appreciation for something.
Sometimes you need to do this consciously many times a day.
When you do this, you will gradually shift what you’re thinking and feeling to a higher vibration. I’ve included the Emotional Scale again at the bottom of this article.
Thanksgiving isn’t just about the foods. Although each family has foods that they traditionally make for the holiday. It’s about being together isn’t it?
There are people I’m aware of that aren’t able to be with family on Thanksgiving. Whether it’s because of divisions that have happened in their family, they’re in the military serving our country, they live in different areas, or they are no longer here anymore.
I just lost my dear friend Lorna. I have had some grieving I’ve been going through knowing I’ll not see her again in this life. As she said to me less than 3 days before she passed, “I will see you in heaven. I’ll be waiting for you”.
I give thanks that I had Lorna for my friend for over 26 years. I love that she lived just over 105 years here on this planet and had a huge amount of people who loved her at her funeral. She gave each of us a piece of who she was and shared her wonderful upbeat attitude with us.
What are you sharing with others? Are you living in the way you want to be remembered?
So as you move about your days here on earth, slow down and live in thanksgiving more often, will you?
There really is always something to be grateful for. Just look around.
With love and thanks for each of you who read my blogs,