It is with a very grateful heart I wish everyone a heart-felt, delicious Thanksgiving. With all the focus on Black Friday savings, how about considering the abundance you already have. If you woke up this morning you had a very abundant blessing. If you took a breath, you had a blessing. If the water was available to take a shower, coffee pot brewed your morning cup of a hot substance, and you were able to move about in a warm home you have blessings.
These are but a few everyday events that are often overlooked for the blessings they provide. If you have someone who loves you, even if they sometimes drive you crazy, you have an abundant blessing. If you have food in your cabinets, running water, and a means to cook your favorite Thanksgiving dishes, you are wealthy. These are but a few of the many every day actions we all too often take for granted.
This Thanksgiving when you wake up, whisper gratitude for the first thing you see and then smile. Continue throughout the day noting each item you use, person you speak with, each tree, leaf, critter you encounter and speak a gratitude for each. It just might make your heart realize all the blessings you have that are all too often taken for granted. And, it might help you remember just have very loved and "seen" you really are! Maybe, just maybe, Black Friday will instead become a Gratitude Friday!
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!